J3171 : The Blackstaff River, Belfast (4)

taken 7 years ago, near to Windsor, Northern Ireland

The Blackstaff River, Belfast (4)
The Blackstaff River, Belfast (4)
The Blackstaff River, looking downstream, from just inside the entrance to the Boucher Road playing fields, with a display of autumnal Japanese knotweed. Previously seen here in J3171 : The Blackstaff River, Belfast.
The Blackstaff River, Belfast
A short urban river, fed by the Woodlands River, rising near the Bog Meadows, flowing into the Lagan upstream of here J3473 : The Albert Bridge, Belfast.
Much of its course is parallel to the M1 motorway (where it flows along the eastern/south eastern side) before going underground a short distance before the Broadway roundabout. It continues, passing to the north of the railway, under Gt Victoria Street, the Dublin and Ormeau Roads and enters the Lagan near the site of the former Gasworks.
In 1881 it was described as "Time was when the Blackstaff ran through the suburbs little more polluted than a mountain burn. Now it has become the greatest eyesore in the town."
This description and the photographs submitted by me appear as a matter of record only. They should not be interpreted as expressing any environmental or other opinion about the river.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 30 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 314 714 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.4552N 5:58.1109W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 313 714
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Belfast  River  Blackstaff River (Belfast)  Japanese Knotweed 

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