This steep sided valley offers grassland, woodland, rare flower meadows and a lake complete with ducks and moorhens. The land belongs to BCC and the Friends of Sneed Park help them maintain this lovely piece of calm and tranquility.
Our Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve dog walk begins at the Glenavon Park entrance. The path slopes steeply down towards woodland and grassland.
The oldest trees in the park are the oaks which where here when the area was a deer park and are about three hundered years old. In the spring the woodland floor has carpets of lesser celandine, bluebells and wild garlic.
The lake is on the left and home to mallard ducks, moorhens and many other small birds and creatures. There is a fence around the lake and once you go through the gate dogs should be kept on leads.
You can read more about the history of the nature reserve on the Friends of Old Sneed Park website.
The meadow may look like just any grassy field but many of the grasses and plants here are no longer present in modern hay meadows which have been treated with fertiliser and herbicides. Cleo loves running through the recently cut grass.