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AboutThis walking trail leads along the shore of Strangford Lough and then through Audley's wood before returning to the farmyard on the minor Audleystown Road. This trail leads through fields where there may be livestock.
Follow the PINK waymarker disks with the words 'Castle Trail' around the edge.
Starting in the Shore Car Park, this circular trail leads along the shore of Strangford Lough and then around Audley's Castle through the surrounding woodland. On reaching the Audleystown Road, turn left and follow this minor road back to the Farm Yard. Expect other users on the trails - including a range of walkers and horses. The off road section of this trail has an even surface throughout. The road section is along a minor road. Please ensure all gates are closed after passing through. Many of these enclose livestock. Users MUST follow the direction of travel as indicated by the waymarkers – this will enable you to see oncoming users, especially horses (where trails are multi use). * Please note that National Trust entrance pricing applies for this walk. Please see the link below for details *
Off road level path & minor road
Point of interest:
The Farm Yard, Audley's Castle & Castle Ward House.
Car park, toilets, tea room, bike hire, gift shop, book shop
Castle Ward Trail Guide (s) and Map
Guide and Map available from Castle Ward - various information points. Map also available to download on this page.
Accessible toilet facilities:
The first part of this trail along the shore to Audleys Quay is suitable for all abilities. After this point the trail has some steeper gradients and gates to open and close. The road section includes some gradual ascents and descents.
There are pink circular waymarker discs fixed to vertical posts throughout the route. These are marked with the words 'Castle Trail' around the edge.
- Free (parking charges may apply)