J3673 : The Knock River, Orangefield Park, Belfast - November 2014(1)

taken 6 years ago, near to Ormeau, Sydenham, Ballymacarret, Ballyhackamore and Knock, Northern Ireland

The Knock River, Orangefield Park, Belfast - November 2014(1)
The Knock River, Orangefield Park, Belfast - November 2014(1)
The Knock River, looking upstream from this footbridge J3673 : Footbridge, Belfast. There was very heavy rain this week (including overnight and for most of the morning today) but the river seems to have remained lower than in the past. The flood prevention measures seem to have worked. For a comparison in the water level see J3673 : Depth marker, the Knock River, Orangefield Park, Belfast (November 2014).
The Knock River, Belfast


A short river in east Belfast. It rises near Stormont and merges with the Loop River, near Con O’Neill’s bridge, to form the Connswater.

Greenville and Orangefield Parks, Belfast


Greenville Park and Orangefield Park are parts of a park and playing fields between Grand Parade and Houston Park in east Belfast.

The Connswater Greenway, Belfast

A major project involving a neglected river running through east Belfast. Officially described as: “The Connswater Community Greenway is a £32 million investment in East Belfast. The project has been developed by the East Belfast Partnership and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Belfast City Council and the Department for Social Development.
The Connswater Community Greenway will create a 9km [5½ miles] linear park through East Belfast, following the course of the Connswater, Knock and Loop Rivers, connecting the open and green spaces and remediating the Connswater River itself. The Greenway will reconnect the communities of East Belfast and restore the rivers as community assets. It will create vibrant, attractive, safe and accessible parkland for leisure, recreation and community events and activities”.

An announcement, on 2 July 2013, included the following “Summer 2013 construction of the first phase of the Connswater Community Greenway Project will begin with work taking place in Orangefield and Victoria Parks. One of the key elements of work in Victoria Park is a new bridge link from Victoria Park to Airport Road”.

An official press release dated 19 August 2014 contains the following: “The final phase of the Connswater Community Greenway will begin later this year and will include; a C.S. Lewis themed public square at Holywood Arches, public art, new play areas, improvements to the rivers, flood defences, lighting, benches, landscaping, planting and 13kms of new paths for walking and cycling.”
This is the link to the official Connswater Greenway website LinkExternal link

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Saturday, 8 November, 2014   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 8 November, 2014
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Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
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Belfast 
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River 
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Irish: geotagged! J 369 730 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:35.2512N 5:52.9752W
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