Glastry Nature Reserve...
The National Trust
owns the land which was once the old brick-works
. It closed a long time ago, in 1872
. The former clay pits
filled naturally with rain-water; and now form a series of ponds
surrounded by a lovely nature reserve.
Glastry Nature Reserve project involves the regeneration
of a former waste tip site
, into a wild life promoting habitat
and green area
for use by local residents near the 35 acre site
. Formerly the site of Glastry Brickworks
at the turn of the 19th century, the area now benefits from several small ponds created by clay mining for the production of bricks used in many of Belfast's buildings.
The reserve has picnic tables
and pleasant walks
laid out around the lakes. There is an abundance of wild flowers
to be seen.
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