Castle Espie is located in an idyllic setting on the western shore of Strangford Lough, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. A tranquil haven where you can immerse yourself in nature and dander along the many metres of easy walking tracks keeping an eye out for exotic birds while listening to the call of seabirds such as the famous Brent Geese. On this tour you will have the opportunity to reconnect with nature and learn about how this once industrial site has been transformed into a centre of excellence for sustainability practice.
Minimum 12 – maximum 25
Very interesting tour, in particular the folklore aspect of the trees and plants. The centre would be ideal for bringing school groups to give them an environmental education experience. Great location on the shores of Strangford Lough.
Anne & John, Louth
Highlights on this walking tour include:
- Get up close to Ireland’s largest collection of native and exotic birds
- Listen to the call of the seabirds while dandering along on easy walking tracks
- Learn about the legends and folklore associated with the wild plants and trees on site.
- Lakes, hides, observatory and orchard at this spacious outdoor nature haven
- Café, nature -themed shop and art gallery
- Managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Charity
Tours for groups by arrangement
Visitor Centre, Castle Espie, 78, Ballydrain Road, Comber, Newtownards, County Down
Discount rate available for groups of 12 or more people. Please contact us for more information.
Birds, biodiversity and heritage at Castle Espie conservation centre
Categories: Ards Peninsula, Walking Tours