Island Hill & North Strangford Nature Reserve

Walking Route

Accessible at low-tide, this walk around Rough Island provides magnificent views of Strangford Lough and is an excellent view point for bird watching.

Distance:

1.5 miles

Start Point:

J489689

Finish Point:

J489689

Point of interest:

Wildfowl and magnificent Lough views, totem poll

Nearest town:

Comber, Newtownards

OS map:

Sheet 21

Terrain:

Flat, grass and stoney paths

Route:

Follow the path from the car park, along the concrete causeway (only accessible at low tide) and around Rough Island, before returning over the causeway. Explore the island itself!

Island Hill is situated at the upper end of Strangford Lough and has excellent views across the Lough and towards Scrabo Tower.

Facilities:

Ample car parking, toilets and picnic tables

Accessible toilet facilities:

Yes

Accessible terrain:

The Causeway is a concrete path, the path becomes grassy and stoney on the island.

Accessible signage:

No - but the route is very easy to follow

Publication:

None

Publication availability:

n/a

Getting to the start by public transport:

Turn off the A21 Comber to Newtownards Road towards the shore of the Lough. Follow National Trust signposts to Island Hill Nature Reserve, continue along the Ringcreevy Road for approximately 1 mile.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newtownards / Ards Visitor Information Centre
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