Kiltonga Nature Reserve

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A pathway along the lake allows for closer inspection of the birds. For example, swans, mallards, little grebe, moorhens, and coots are usually present. There is an observation area to view the birds and other wildlife. Parking is available. In July 2000, Kiltonga Nature Reserve became the first site in the UK to be awarded BT Millennium Miles status.

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Kiltonga Nature Reserve



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County Down

Distance 0.6 miles

OS Map Sheet 15

Terrain A pathway around the lake

Nearest Town Newtownards

Route Shape Circular

Grid Reference J47655 74616

Route Type Lakeland

The tarmac pathway leads the walker around the lake.

A variety of bird-life on and around the lake, duck shaped map

Located half-a-mile from Newtownards town centre on the Belfast Road. Car parking at the lay-by beside the nature reserve.

Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept under close control

Toilets and refreshements are available in Newtownards

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

– Disabled parking

Grade 2

  • The path can be expected to be hard and firm with some loose stones (not bigger than 1cm) and will be at least 1.2m wide for its entire length.
  • The path will not be steeper than 5 degrees or have a cross slope of greater than 5 degrees.
  • There will not be any obstacles such as steps or stiles and surface breaks will be a max of 12mm in width.
  • There will be a clear head height of at least 1m wide and 2.1 in height for the entire length of the route.
  • There will be passing places at least every 150m and rest areas at least every 300m.