Sport for sceptics: Castle Ward, County Down

A family standing on the edge of Strangford Lough at Castle Ward in County Down

Clearsky Adventure Centre is based at Strangford Lough and Castle Ward, offering over 20 exciting activities to choose from.


  • Hire mountain bikes, canoes or kayaks
  • Join one of our family events, such as our adventure days to try archery, orienteering and canoeing
  • Scramble over rocks, explore caves and jump into the water with coasteering, which can be tailored to suit all different ages and abilities
  • See seals, whirlpools and shipwrecks on Strangford Sea Safari
  • Take a trip to the lough, or through sheltered woodland and deer parks on our network of 21 miles of multi-use trails

Where to stay

The Potter’s Cottage is a quaint hideaway near the lough shore, sleeping four. Or, if you’re feeling a little bit more adventurous, take a look at the snug camping pods at Castle Ward. Traditional camping and caravanning is also available.