Strangford Lough

Important notice -

Our countryside space is open.

A most beautiful landscape of international importance

Strangford Lough


Strangford Lough

Things to see and do

Walks to Inspire

Strangford Lough


Strangford Lough

Our work

Sheep on the barge passing Gibb's Island, Strangford Lough

200-year-old tradition of island farming on Strangford Lough 

Rangers assist farmer in transporting 150 sheep off Salt Island in Strangford Lough, upholding a 200 year old tradition.

Strangford Lough

Get involved

A group of volunteers working outdoors

Volunteer at Strangford Lough 

The National Trust manages an incredibly large area of land and foreshore around Strangford Lough, including many islands and areas of farmland and woodland. With a team of only four Rangers, we really couldn’t cope with such a large area, if it wasn’t for the dedicated assistance of its many enthusiastic volunteers.

Visitors enjoying the garden in summer at Wordsworth House and Garden

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​