The new wood was formerly an area of grazing fields set upon a drumlin in the rolling hills landscape typical of the Ards Peninsula, with gentle slopes down to the nearby lough and farmland. From the top of the wood you can see down to Strangford Lough and across the Portaferry House lands.
Distance 0.4 miles
OS Map Sheet 21
Terrain Grass path through woodland
Nearest Town Portaferry
Route Shape Circular
Grid Reference J602531
Route Type Woodland
Visitors to Corrog Wood will be greeted by a curious wooden sculpture of a Dryad. The sculpture has been affectionately and locally named the ‘Frump in the Stump’. A dryad is a tree nymph in Greek mythology. The Dryad keeps a watchful, protective eye on the new wood standing at the entrance and she attracts the interest of all those passing up.
Continue past the Dryad on through the little kissing gate and a loop pathway will be waiting to lead you around the 14-acre wood, where a mix of approximately 12,000 native trees and 400 metres of hedging have been planted.
The views from the woods show how little woodland there actually is on the Ards Peninsula but you may be able to see the old established woodlands planted on the big estates.
For further information, please contact
The Woodland Trust
1 Dufferin Court
tel: 028 9127 5787
or refer to their website.
The Frump in the Stump sculpture and new woods
One mile north of Portaferry, off the A20 Deer Park Road.
Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk
Dogs must be kept under control at all times. Please clean up after your dog.
Car park. Toilets and refreshments are available in Portaferry.
- There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
- Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
- Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
- Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.
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A nice wee walk and usually no one else there and fantastic to see some more trees planted round these parts. But if you don’t mind the occasional car, walk north from the ferry terminal up the coast road instead. Much nicer scenery.