Walking at Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart is an exceptional example of an Irish demesne, a beautiful and productive estate, with farmland, woodland, orchards and a walled garden providing for the ‘big house’. Bought by the Stewarts in 1744, the woodlands they planted, the estate rides, follies and farmland remain largely unchanged. The demesne is home to five and half miles of walking trails through a truly magical landscape of woodlands and mixed farmland, set within the iconic rolling drumlin landscape of east Down.

Explore the Demesne Walks at Mount Stewart

Red Trail

Mount Stewart is typical early Irish demesne, with a wide range of open vista farmland, woodland, orchards, follies, alongside the house, and exotic garden. Since 1744, explore the demesne woodlands and farmland which have remained much within their original plantations and field systems.

A red squirrel resting on the branch of a tree

Red Squirrel trail

How many of these little critters will you spot? A great walk for kids and adults alike.

The lake at Mount Stewart, County Down

Lake walk

Feed the birds on the lake, then explore Tir N’an Òg and visit the white stag.