Strangford Lough

Important notice -

Please note that we've had to close the Salt Island Bothy for the rest of the season due to damages to the building, 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

Go exploring

Strangford Lough

What's on 

Upcoming events

Outdoor Explorers

Sat 27 Aug 2016
12:00-17:00
This two day bush craft event is perfect for families looking for their first wildlife adventures. Our Rangers will show you how to safely build shelters, light camp fires, explore the countryside and track some of our most mysterious animals.

Ards Beach Clean

Sat 17 Sep 2016
10:00-12:00
As part of the Great Northern Irish Beach Clean join us to tidy up the shoreline from Portaferry to Ballyhenry. Come along and pick litter while you learn how our ancestors foraged on the coast and what they salvaged.

Brent Watch

Sat 15 Oct 2016
10:30-12:00
Join us at the Lookout, Mount Stewart and various locations around Strangford Lough to marvel at the return of tens of thousands of light-belled brent geese that have completed their epic journey from Arctic Canada. Expect to see a range of other...

Have a go at: Coppicing

Sat 26 Nov 2016
10:00-15:00
Come and lend a hand and learn about this traditional method of woodland management at Killynether.
Strangford Lough

History

Strangford Lough

Wildlife

A common blue butterfly

Strangford Lough summer wildlife 

Strangford Lough is a unique place to visit at any time of the year, and in summer there's 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.