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Killard National Nature Reserve

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Killard National Nature Reserve

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Situated at the mouth of Strangford Lough, opposite Ballyquintin. The rich wildlife include orchids and other rarities, and interesting rock formations can be seen.

Start Point:
J604434

Finish Point:
J604434

Route:
From the layby at Mill Quarter Bay, walk towards the shore. Keeping the sea on the left follow the line of the coast around the headline. A sandy bay marks the end of the walk, turn and retrace your steps along the shore or over the grassland to Mill Quarter Bay.

Distance:
1.3 miles

Terrain:
Coastal grassland, beach

Point of interest:
Views of Lough and Sea, orchids

Facilities:
None

Publication:
None

Nearest town:
Strangford

OS map:
Sheet 21

Accessible terrain:
Off road unsurfaced paths - beach and fields

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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