Kiltonga Nature Reserve

Walking Route

A pathway along the lake allows for closer inspection of the birds. For example, swans, mallards, little grebe, moorhens, and coots are usually present. There is an observation area to view the birds and other wildlife. Parking is available. In July 2000, Kiltonga Nature Reserve became the first site in the UK to be awarded BT Millennium Miles status.


0.6 miles

Start Point:


Finish Point:


Point of interest:

A variety of bird-life on and around the lake, duck shaped map

Nearest town:


OS map:

Sheet 15


A pathway around the lake


The tarmac pathway leads the walker around the lake.


Toilets and refreshements are available in Newtownards

Accessible terrain:

Yes - the site was accredited by the Fieldfare Trust, paths are smoth tarmac.

Accessible signage:

No - but easy to naviagate around the lake following the single path.

Getting to the start by public transport:

Located half-a-mile from Newtownards town centre on the Belfast Road. Car parking at the lay-by beside the nature reserve.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newtownards / Ards Visitor Information Centre
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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