Montalto Estate Lake Walk
This walk is best visited in late spring / early autumn. It will take you past The Boathouse, which has lots of woodland planting and a variety of acers, including Japanese maples.
Distance 0.8 miles
OS Map Sheet 20
Terrain Woodland Trails
Nearest Town Ballynahinch
Route Shape Circular
Grid Reference NW472077
Route Type Parkland & Grassland, Riverside, Woodland
While you pass the shrub walk, you will see another of the stunning and rare champion trees, the Austrian pine. This tree boasts the Irish champion girth for its species.
Continuing along this walk, you will see beautiful deciduous azaleas, which are in full colourful bloom during springtime. You will also pass a number of specimen trees, shrubs, and magnolias. Another interesting feature you will catch a glimpse of as you continue along this walk is the azalea bowl, which includes a wonderful, natural bowl formation.
Next, loop around The Witch’s Cottage, where you will see a wide variety of shrubs and trees. In particular, notice the wonderful array of beautiful daffodils and azaleas, which are magnificent here in spring.
Finally, you will pass a meandering woodland planting path which will lead you to the end of this walk.
Winter Garden, Woodcutters, Witches House, Champion Tree
This walk is located a short drive from Ballynahinch. Entry to Montalto Estate is via the Spa Road.