This glorious wetland retreat, located just outside Downpatrick, boasts a variety of beautiful and tranquil woodland and riverside walks. The bird hide overlooking the freshwater lake allows for excellent bird watching opportunities. ***REGRETABLY THE HIDE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE***
In summer, an abundance of swans and various breeding wildfowl can be seen, including the scarcely seen Gadwall. Migrating wading birds make the area home in spring and autumn and in winter large numbers of widgeon and ducks are abundant.
The attractive stone cottage visitor centre with a nature garden features displays on the unique wildlife and history of the area. The centre also has scooter and wheelchair access.
13:00pm-17:00pm Sat, Sun and Public Holidays (1st Apr to 31 May 2014)
10:00am-17:00pm daily (1st Jun to 15th Sep 2014)
12noon-16:00pm Sat and Sun (16th Sep to 31st Oct 2014)
12noon-16:00pm Sun only (1st Nov 2014 to 28 Feb 2015)
**Please note the Visitor Centre will be closed from 25th to 27th December 2014 (Inclusive) and 1st January 2015 due to Public Holidays**
12noon-16:00pm Sat and Sun (1st Mar to 31st Mar 2015)
Location / Directions
Off A25 north of Downpatrick
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