Griston Bog

Griston Bog
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Ballylanders wildlife bog is situated at Griston Bog on the west side of the village. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, bees and insects and different types of water life, some of which are now in danger of extinction in many parts of the world. It is rich in insect life which in turn supports many birds and other animals such as frogs, newts and lizards.


To facilitate easy viewing of the park, a special wooden walkway has been put in place which visitors can use as they guide themselves through this peatland with the help of the informative interpretative boards.

The bog now boasts impressive purpose Outdoor Classrooms where teachers and classes can explore and learn about nature in unique and inspiring surroundings. The site is compact, facilitating safe and easy management of the group, yet sufficiently varied and exciting to give children a real feel for the great outdoors. Wildlife is very accessible and easily observed at Griston Bog.

Griston Bog is fully equipped as a classroom and science lab. An exciting Discover Primary Science and Maths Programme, led by experienced guides, is available. It can accommodate up to 40 children at one time.

Facilities include:

  • Wheel chair access to all facilities
  • Coach and car parking
  • Picnic area
  • Toilet: With disabled access
  • Approximately 0.5km of boardwalk through wetland habitats (bog, fen and pond) with decks for teaching from.
  • "Outdoor Classroom" Cabin
  • A bird feeding station and bird-hide
  • Insect hotel and dipping ponds
  • Information boards showing birds, plants, insects and history of Griston Bog.


Download Birds & Butterflies Brochure.

Ballylanders wildlife bog is situated at Griston Bog on the west side of the village. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, bees and insects and different types of water life, some of which are now in danger of extinction in many parts of the world. It is rich in insect life which in turn supports many birds and other animals such as frogs, newts and lizards.


To facilitate easy viewing of the park, a special wooden walkway has been put in place which visitors can use as they guide themselves through this peatland with the help of the informative interpretative boards.

The bog now boasts impressive purpose Outdoor Classrooms where teachers and classes can explore and learn about nature in unique and inspiring surroundings. The site is compact, facilitating safe and easy management of the group, yet sufficiently varied and exciting to give children a real feel for the great outdoors. Wildlife is very accessible and easily observed at Griston Bog.

Griston Bog is fully equipped as a classroom and science lab. An exciting Discover Primary Science and Maths Programme, led by experienced guides, is available. It can accommodate up to 40 children at one time.

Facilities include:

  • Wheel chair access to all facilities
  • Coach and car parking
  • Picnic area
  • Toilet: With disabled access
  • Approximately 0.5km of boardwalk through wetland habitats (bog, fen and pond) with decks for teaching from.
  • "Outdoor Classroom" Cabin
  • A bird feeding station and bird-hide
  • Insect hotel and dipping ponds
  • Information boards showing birds, plants, insects and history of Griston Bog.


Download Birds & Butterflies Brochure.