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A Sustainable Outdoor Recreation Plan for Strangford and Lecale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Strangford Lough Marine Protected Area

In October 2017, Outdoor Recreation NI (ORNI) was commissioned by Strangford Lough and LecalePartnership to develop -‘A Sustainable Outdoor Recreation Plan for the Strangford and Lecale Area of Outstanding NaturalBeauty (AONB) and Strangford Lough Marine Protected Area (MPA)’.

Funding for the project was provided from both Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs - Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Sport Northern Ireland. In addition to these organisations the project steering group was comprised of representatives of Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs – Marine and Fisheries Division, Newry, Mourne And DownDistrict Council and Ards and North Down Borough Council.The study area covers the Strangford and Lecale AONB including the Strangford Lough Marine Protected Area. The area measures approximately 52,553 hectares and is located within the jurisdiction of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Ards and North Down Borough Council. A large part of the area is water, hence, recreation on or close to the water is a key focus of this report.

 Full document and separate Executive Summary can be downloaded here:-

An audit of access to Strangford Lough for water-based recreation

Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership, on behalf of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and Ards and North Down Borough Council commissioned Outdoor Recreation NI to complete 'An Audit of Access to Strangford Lough for Water-based Recreation' May 2018.

This included:- 

  • an audit of current and potential access to the lough for water-based recreation
  • site based recommendations relevant to potential development of sustainable water-based recreation
  • strategic recommendations relevant to the holistic development and management of sustainable water-based recreation

 

Archaeology Strangford Activity Sheets iSpy Around the Lough

As you are driving around the lough why not play iSpy with a difference. The castles, abbeys and estates make Strangford special - but almost every where you look there are all sorts of clues to how our ancestors used the lough and its landscape. Have a go at these iSpy Activity Sheets

Archaeology Strangford A Guide

The Archaeological heritage of the Strangford Lough area is breathtaking, a 10,000 year spectrum spanning Mescolithic flint scatters and shell middens, and prehistoric tombs; early Christian raths, medieval monastries, fish traps and towerhouses; and magnificent 17th and 18th centuary estates with their mansions and designed landscapes.