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Glastry Nature Reserve

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Victoria Road, Ballyhalbert, Co.Down,
T: (028) 4278 7769
E: strangford@nationaltrust.org.uk

The National Trust manages this reserve.

The reserve has picnic tables and pleasant walks laid out around the lakes. There is an abundance of wild flowers and wildlife to be seen.

The National Trust owns the land which was once the old brick-works at Glastry. It closed a long time ago, in 1872. The former clay pits filled naturally with rain-water; and now form a series of ponds surrounded by a lovely nature reserve.

Glastry Nature Reserve project involves the regeneration of a former waste tip site, into a wild life promoting habitat and green area for use by local residents near the 35 acre site. Formerly the site of Glastry Brickworks at the turn of the 19th century, the area now benefits from several small ponds created by clay mining for the production of bricks used in many of Belfast's buildings.