This is becoming a popular destination for walkers coming to Whitehead. There are trails through the wood, and different routes are shorter or longer to suit the time you have. Many locals also go to take a stroll, or bring their dogs.
The "wood" is brand new, and the freshly planted trees are not growing much yet. Still, there are birds that shoot up out of the grass, meadow pipits, someone told me. Someone saw a ladybird there yesterday, and said they hadn't seen any elsewhere for years. There is a small lake which flows out over a one foot waterfall. You cross the pond on a causeway with wooden railings. The very far end of the wood is bordered by the railway line to Larne, and if you're there long one of the new quiet trains may go by.
There is one straight path with bigger saplings planted, in honour of the Commonwealth. There are copper beech trees, one for each country.
The wood also boasts some picnic tables, a colourful tree sculpture, and some new outdoor exercise machines.
There is a big car park at the Bentra Grill, and another for the golf club next door you can use, on teh Slaughterford Road where the entrace to the wood is. Just take the path that runs to the left of the golf course and Diamond Jubilee Wood is beyond that.
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