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Corrog Wood

The new wood was formerly an area of grazing fields set upon a drumlin in the rolling hills landscape typical of the Ards Peninsula, with gentle slopes down to the nearby lough and farmland. From the top of the wood you can see down to Strangford Lough and across the Portaferry House lands.


Visitors to Corrog Wood will be greeted by a curious wooden sculpture of a Dryad. The sculpture has been affectionately and locally named the ‘Frump in the Stump’. A dryad is a tree nymph in Greek mythology. The Dryad keeps a watchful, protective eye on the new wood standing at the entrance and she attracts the interest of all those passing up.

Continue past the Dryad on through the little kissing gate and a loop pathway will be waiting to lead you around the 14-acre wood, where a mix of approximately 12,000 native trees and 400 metres of hedging have been planted.

The views from the woods show how little woodland there actually is on the Ards Peninsula but you may be able to see the old established woodlands planted on the big estates.

For further information, please contact

The Woodland Trust

1 Dufferin Court

Dufferin Avenue


County Down

BT20 3BX

tel:  028 9127 5787

or refer to their website - see link below.


1 miles


Grass path through woodland

Point of interest

The Frump in the Stump sculpture and new woods


Car park. Toilets and refreshments are available in Portaferry.


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The Woodland Trust, 1 Dufferin Court, Dufferin Avenue, Bangor, BT21 0PD

Tel: 028 9127 5787



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