Strangford Lough

Go exploring

North Down and the Ards Peninsula

Strangford Lough

What's on 

Upcoming events

Greyabbey Bay Ramble

Sat 13 Apr 2019
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.

Have a Go: Scything

Sat 20 Apr 2019
Enjoy a hands on tools day. We will be using traditional scythes to cut winter grass at our heritage orchard to improve its health and habitat for wildlife.

Life Around the Lough

Sat 20 Apr 2019
Photographic exhibition from National Trust collection presenting historical records, lesser known landscapes and work of National Trust volunteers on nature reserves.

St Brendan Sea Safari

Sat 25 May 2019
A treat for all the family as we take a voyage on Strangford Lough to view seals, seabirds and othe wildlife at this internationally important marine site.

Rock Pool Picnic

Fri 26 Jul 2019
Young wildlife enthusiasts will love this day out at the magical Kearney Village on the Outer Ards Peninsula.

Salt Island Camping

Thu 15 Aug 2019
This two day family event is open to anyone who is ready for adventure, bushcraft and campfires on a remote island off Killyleagh
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 group of volunteers working outdoors

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.