Killard National Nature Reserve
Situated at the mouth of Strangford Lough, opposite Ballyquintin. The rich wildlife include orchids and other rarities, and interesting rock formations can be seen.
Distance 1.3 miles
OS Map Sheet 21
Terrain Coastal grassland, beach
Nearest Town Strangford
Route Shape Circular
Grid Reference J59907 44028
Route Type Beach, Coastal
From the layby at Mill Quarter Bay, walk towards the shore. Keeping the sea on the left follow the line of the coast around the headline.
A sandy bay marks the end of the walk, turn and retrace your steps along the shore or over the grassland to Mill Quarter Bay.
Views of Lough and Sea, orchids
Take the Shore road out of Strangford. Cars may be left at lay-bys at Mill Quarter Bay.
Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk
- 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.