Millennium park - Bushmills

River bush



The millennium park is located at the heart of Bushmills village in Northern Ireland. This park is just beside the river Bush. The river supports the indigenous Atlantic salmons. If you are lucky you can see (from park) the leaping salmon in the river. During our short walking we've noticed two salmons jumping.


Millennium park - Bushmills
The bridge over the river is viewed from the riverbank in Millennium park.



I've heard about the Millennium park from a guide book provided by Gail, the lovely owner of the Rest A While B&B. It doesn't take more than 15 minutes to explore the park, hence decided to visit the park at Early morning before going to Giant's causeway. The park is located in between the old and new bridge over the Bush river. We've entered the park through the new bridge and exited through the older one.


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The river Bush flowing through the Millennium park.



Attractive part of the Millennium park is the river Bush where you can see the leaping Atlantic salmons. There are several cascades in river around the park. And to reach at the upper stream a salmon needs to jump over them. And that is your opportunity to see the salmons. The water color of the river is reddish or brownish. I suspect that is because of the presence of magnesium.


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A small cascade in river Bush.



The park is having a nice walking path along with few benches. And also over the river bush you'd see a walking bridge. From the bridge you can see the salmons jumping, if you are lucky. Also the small cascade in river would give you a feeling of waterfall with the murmuring sounds.


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View of the river from the bridge.



Old Bushmills Distillery is nearby from this park. Anyone could easily visit this park after visiting the distillery or vice-versa. The clocktower in Bushmills town is also beside the park.


Millennium park - Bushmills
A wheel viewed from the bridge.



From here we've gone for the famous Giant's causeway exploration. But before going there we've been at the Portcoon jetty for a while.


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A footpath beside the river in Millennium park.



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The Millennium park is small but having plenty of seats for the citizens.



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Another cascade in river Bush. This is inside the Millennium park.



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Tree started to get color due to autumn.



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At riverbank in Millennium park.



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I've waited near this cascade for a while to watch the leaping salmons.



River bush
The water color in river is slightly reddish due to presence of Magnesium.



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Looking back to the river once again before leaving.



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The Clocktower from Bushmills which is very near from the Millennium park.



This article is the continuation of yesterday's exploration White park bay. From here we've gone to the Portcoon jetty.


Millennium park,
Bushmills,
County Antrim,
Northern Ireland,
GPS Coordinate (55°12'16.9"N, 6°31'29.1"W).
List of hotels near Bushmills.



This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog http://icwow.blogspot.com/



Monday, 30 October 2017


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