Knockbracken Reservoir 250921


This parkrun is co-located with a busy water park at a reservoir in Carryduff on the outskirts of Belfast. There is a large car park at the site with ample room for parking. The run can also be accessed by local buses and is within walking distance of residential areas of Carryduff. There are toilets available at the water park close to the start line, but no changing facilities.


This is fast course. It is mostly flat, is fully paved and well sheltered, so a great place for a PB attempt. There are two 90 degree turns but taking a wide berth should allow you to keep momentum. The run is made up of three laps of the course with a short spur at the end of the third lap. The course goes around the reservoir, which is at a height to the south of Belfast meaning there are some great views to the north as you run around.


Coffee is had at the cafe next to the water park, which has nice views over the activities in the park.

X Factor

The water park at the reservoir is very impressive with a lot of facilities for all types of water sports. I always think it is great to see people getting out and being active and the water park and the parkrun work well together in this location.

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