Pond Wood and Compass Hill

Pond Wood and Compass Hill

This is a mixed woodland with ash and sycamore being the dominant species, ground flora includes wood sorrel, primrose and bluebell. A Victorian pond can be found at the centre of the site.

On the coast you can spot heron, otters and seals. This walk is adjacent to the Old Court Estate, the home of Baron de Ros. The area is secluded and accessed via the Squeeze Gut or Dufferin Avenue.

The pathways are a mix of gravel and grass. This forms part of the Lecale Way and the Strangford Heritage Trail.

 

 

Facilities

Not applicable.

Opening Hours

Not applicable.

Charges

Not applicable.

Getting There

The site is accessible on foot only. From The Square follow Castle Street to the gates of Old Court, the Squeeze Gut is a path on the left.

On foot on the Downpatrick Road look out for the entrance to Dufferin Avenue. Follow this to the end and you will come onto the Lecale Way.

Walk Trails

Linear, 47 miles

Lecale Way. Long, flat walk around very scenic coastline.

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Contact

+44 (0) 28 9127 5787

Location

Castle Street
Strangford

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This site is funded
courtesy of
Big Lottery Fund Ulster Garden Villages
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