County Down

290 of 1874

Ballyquintin Farm (to Bar Hall & Ballyquintin Nature Reserve)

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A coastal grassland walk on the tip of the Ards Peninsula

This grassland walk is situated at the very tip of the Ards Peninsula at the mouth of Strangford Lough.

The coastal path passes through farmland, rocky shore and beach owned and managed by the National Trust, and also through a National Nature Reserve owned and managed by the Environment & Heritage Service.

From the walk you can take in views across Strangford Lough to Killard Point and across the Irish sea to The Isle of Man on a clear day.

Bird species to look out include skylarks, linnets, peregrine falcons, buzzards, kestrals and Brent geese.

The site consists of coastal grassland, a habitat which includes some sensitive and rare flowers including orchids and wind- dwarfed Burnett rose.

Also look out for Irish hares and common seals which can be seen on the rocks at the mouth of Bar Hall Bay.