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Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park

RegionNorthern Ireland
ClubLagan Valley Orienteers
Nearest townBelfast
PostcodeBT17 9LA
Carpark locationSir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park (carpark closer to Belfast), Upper Malone Road, Dunmurry, Belfast, BT17 9LA. OSNI Grid Ref J305676

Available Maps

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park was donated to the people of Belfast by Lady Dixon in 1959, in memory of her late husband, Sir Thomas.

Originally formed in the mid-18th century, as part of the Wilmont estate, the park was first owned by the Stewarts; a farming family from Scotland. The estate was used for growing crops and bleaching linen and the main family house stood on the site of what is now the park's lower car park.

VOC Details

The Orange Course is available in MapRunF app. Look under folders UK>Northern Ireland>Belfast>

You can download and print the map on the NI Orienteering Belfast map store.

Other Things to do in the Area

Perfect for homeschoolers try the Ecotrail. Download:

Survey report from February 2021:

  • Ecotrail posts E1 and E4 are overgrown.
  • Ecotrail post E9 is missing.
  • Ecotrail materials are valid.

Maps Available From

Countryside Access and Activities Network, The Stableyard, Barnett's Demesne, Belfast, BT9 5PB. Tel: 028 90303930.

Download the Orienteering Map and Orienteering Info page (see above).

Survey report from February 2021:

  • Orienteering posts 10, 12, 15 and 19 are missing
  • Orienteering posts 2 and 17 are overgrown
  • Orienteering post 3 is on the outside corner of the wall. The area around the post is overgrown.
  • Orienteering post 8 is slightly overgrown.
  • Orienteering post 9 is overgrown in the summer, but visible in winter.
  • The orienteering start post is missing.

Further Information

  • White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
  • Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience