Walking

Walking

Castle Ward boundary trail

Walking

This trail has an even surface throughout and is narrow in places, with some steeper gradients and numerous gateways.

Castle Ward Mansion House

Map

Castle Ward County Down Boundary Trail Map New

Start:

Shore car park, OSNI grid ref: NW677031

1

Follow the line of the shore trail.

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2

The trail leads you around Audley's Castle.

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3

Cross the Audleystown Road onto the farm trail. Follow the trail through mature woodland to West Park behind the old walled garden.

4

Turn right towards the boundary wall before contouring through the farmland to reach Mallard Plantation, a mature coniferous woodland. Up to this point, this trail is multi-use so expect horses, bikes and a range of other users.

5

The trail branches left and becomes narrow single track for cyclists and walkers only. Follow the trail to Base Camp, soon crossing a bridge and continuing through beautiful landscape.

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6

Crossing the road at the main entrance to the property continue through the historic grounds of Windmill Plantation and cross Church Walk with a view of Castle Ward house to the left.

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7

Continue across Deer Park to Strangford Avenue and the shore car park.

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End:

Farmyard

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Castle Ward boundary trail

Terrain

This trail has an even surface throughout and is narrow in places, with some steeper gradients and numerous gateways.

Castle Ward boundary trail

Contact us

Telephone: 028 4488 1204

Email: castleward@nationaltrust.org.uk

Castle Ward boundary trail

How to get here

Address
Castle Ward, Strangford, Downpatrick, County Down BT30 7LS
By road

7 miles (11.3km) north-east of Downpatrick, 1 mile (1.6km) from Strangford on A25.

By ferry

Ferry from Portaferry.

By bus

Ulsterbus 16E, Downpatrick to Strangford.

Castle Ward boundary trail

Facilities and access

  • None