Strangford Lough

Important notice -

Please note that we've had to close the Salt Island Bothy for the rest of the season due to damage caused by a visiting party, therefore we are currently not taking bookings for the Bothy. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

A most beautiful landscape of international importance

Strangford Lough

Things to see and do

Strangford Lough

What's on 

Upcoming events

Have a go at: Hedgelaying

Sat 20 Feb 2016
Come and lend a hand and learn about this traditional method of hedgerow management at Orlock.

Family Bird Box Building Workshop

Sat 27 Feb 2016
With spring around the corner this is the best time to build homes for your garden birds and gain some essential woodworking skills.

Chapel Island Walk

Sat 30 Apr 2016
A fascinating walk from Greyabbey across the sand flats to nearby Chapel Island with our Ranger. You will discover some of the area's remarkable archaeological features and an abundance of wildlife that make Strangford Lough so special.

St. Brendan Sea Safari

Sat 21 May 2016
A treat for all the family as we take a scenic voyage on Strangford Lough to view seals, seabirds and other wildlife at this internationally important marine site.

Rock Pool Extravaganza

Fri 01 Jul 2016
Young wildlife enthusiasts will love this day out at the magical Kearney Village on the Outer Ards Peninsula. Discover the amazing creatures lurking beneath the seaweed and slithering through the pools. This promises to be a great day out for all...

Butterfly Walk

Sat 09 Jul 2016
A walk along unspoilt tracks and across hidden stiles at Ballyquintin Farm on the lower Ards Peninsula with our Ranger. This ramble will be packed with beautiful sceneries, tales and wildlife.
Strangford Lough


Strangford Lough


Light bellied Brent Geese on the water at Strangford Lough

Strangford Lough winter wildlife 

Strangford Lough is a unique place to visit at any time of the year, and in winter there's always a wide variety of wildlife to be found by the shore or in the wider countryside.

Strangford Lough

Get involved

A volunteer gathering dry grass

Volunteer at Strangford Lough 

We couldn't work without our dedicated team of volunteers helping us in tasks to help conserve Strangford Lough. Take a look at what they get up to and how you can get involved and join the volunteer team.

Strangford Lough

Places to stay

A couple camping in a tent

The best spots on the lough 

Whether you want a dog-friendly cottage, a camping adventure with the kids or a glamping experience you'll find somewhere on Strangford Lough to suit your needs.