This route explores an historic estate of Scarva House, Scarva
Point of Interest
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Follow this path downhill pausing on the way to admire the views over the Lagan Valley, across to Minnowburn Beeches and the wildflower meadows on your right. At the bottom of the hill turn right along the towpath, taking time to admire the old Shaw’s Bridge.
Follow the towpath for a distance as it winds alongside the river. When you reach a green, disused kissing gate, pass through, then turn right through a gap in the vegetation back into the woodland of Barnett Demesne. This section can be muddy during wetter times of the year and if the River Lagan has recently been in flood.
Getting to the Start
Café (wheelchair accessible) – 9am – 5pm Mon – Sat, 11am – 5pm Sun