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Castle Ward Farm Trail


An excellent trail for spotting wildlife and taking in the stunning scenery of Strangford Lough, Audley's Castle and Farmyard at Castle Ward.

View of the Farm Yard
Explore the farm and see the different animals on the Farm Trail Peter Muhly


Route map for the Castle Ward Farm Trail
Land and Property Services permit no. 120099 © Crown Copyright (2013)


Shore car park, OSNI grid ref: NW677031


Start in the shore car park.

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Follow the line of the shore trail that leads you around Audley's Castle.

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On reaching the Audleystown Road, cross the road and head through mature woodlands. This is a slow zone area, it then leads out into farmland known as West Park, passing the back of the old walled garden.


The trail then leads along an old farm track, connecting with the last section which winds through thick laurel before returning to the shore car park.

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Castle Ward Farm Trail


Wide and flat during the first 0.6 miles (1km) then through mature deciduous woodlands. This part of the trail has some steeper sections and gates to go through.

Castle Ward Farm Trail

Contact us

Telephone: 028 4488 1204


Castle Ward Farm Trail

How to get here

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 Farm Trail

Facilities and access

  • None