Whitespots Country Park

Whitespots Country Park

Whitespots is a former lead mining area on the edge of the Clandeboye Estate near Conlig. The area contains the only known occurrence of the mineral harmotome in Northern Irelan and the village subsequently became one of the most important sources for minerals in the United Kingdom.

Mining finished around 1910 after almost 60 years. Reminders of the industrial nature of the site can still be seen today. The area was etablished as a Country Park in 1995.

Please note that the lead content of the old spoil heaps means that children should be discouraged from playing on them.

Facilities

Parking

Opening Hours

Not applicable.

Charges

Not applicable.

Walk Trails

Linear, 8 miles

Clandeboye Way – Helen’s Bay to Whitespots Country Park. A woodland walk on a mix of old lanes and tracks.

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Contact

+44 (0) 28 9182 6846

Location

233 Bangor Road
Newtownards

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