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Castle Ward Shore Trail

This wide flat linear trail is suitable for all abilities. The trail has a smooth consistent surface with no physical barriers. As it is ‘multi-use’, as well as other walkers, expect horses and bikes and a range of other users. Follow the GREEN waymarker disks with the words 'Shore Trail' around the edge.


Starting in the Shore Car Park, this wide and flat trail follows the shore of Strangford Lough from the farm yard to Audley's Quay. Accessible to everyone, the trail has a smooth consistent surface with no physical barriers. On reaching Audley's Quay, users should turn and retrace their steps back to the farm yard.

Expect other users on this trail traveling in both directions. This may include -

- Horses

- Cyclists of all abilities

- A range of bikes including tandems, trikes, and bikes with tag a long trailers behind

- Wheelchair users and mobility scooters

KEEP LEFT on this trail at all times


* Please note that National Trust entrance pricing applies for this walk. Please see the link below for details *


0.7 (one way) miles


Smooth, flat and wide path

Point of interest

The Farm Yard, Strangford Lough and its associated wildlife


Parking, toilets, tea rooms, bike shop, bike hire, specialist equipment hire including tandems, tag-a-longs, trikes, wheelchairs and mobility scooters and a wheelchair tandem.


Castle Ward Trail Guide (s) and Map

Publication availability

Available at Caslte Ward - various information points


  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Castle Ward Shore Trail

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