Killard National Nature Reserve

Walking Route

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

Distance:

2 miles

Start Point:

J604434

Finish Point:

J604434

Point of interest:

Views of Lough and Sea, orchids

Nearest town:

Strangford

OS map:

Sheet 21

Terrain:

Coastal grassland, beach

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.

Facilities:

None

Accessible terrain:

Off road unsurfaced paths - beach and fields

Publication:

None

Getting to the start by car:

Take the Shore road out of Strangford. Cars may be left at lay-bys at Mill Quarter Bay.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Portaferry Visitor Information Centre
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