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Maps & Guides

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

Strangford Lough's archaeological heritage is breathtaking, a 10,000 year spectrum spanning Mesolithic flint and shell middens, and prehistoric tombs; early Christian raths, medieval monasteries, fishtraps and towerhouses; and magnificent 17th and 18th century estates with their mansions and exotic gardens. This leaflet was produced by Strangford Lough & Lecale Partnership as part of the Turn O' the Tide project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Walks

The area around Strangford Lough and the Lecale Coast offers plenty of walking opportunities for everyone to enjoy

Explore the Coast Shore Animals & Seaweed Guide - Coastal Guardians

A shore animals & seaweed species guide for the County Down Coast. Produced by the Strangford Lough & Lecale Partnership and Action for Biodiversity to help people look after our fascinating coastal wildlife as part of the Coastal Guardians project.

Explore the Coast Birds & Plants Guide - Coastal Guardians

A Birds & Plants species guide for the County Down Coast. Produced by the Strangford Lough & Lecale Partnership and Action for Biodiversity to help people look after our fascinating coastal wildlife as part of the Coastal Guardians project.

Experience The Narrows of Strangford Lough Leaflet

A beautifully illustrated (Anne Anderson) leaflet produced by Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership. This leaflet contains information on the fascinating maritme heritage, captivating wildlife, outstanding natural beauty, exciting coastal activiites, and racing tides associated with the Narrows of Strangford Lough.

Out & About around Strangford Lough and Lecale Coast

A guide which takes you on a journey through the rolling drumlin countryside, islands, varied shores, exceptional wildlife, pretty villages, distinctive tower houses, estates and famous ecclesiastical sites of Strangford Lough and Lecale. It accompanies a set of information panels at parking sites around the coast.

A copy of this guide can be picked up from the SLLP office in Portaferry or from the Tourist Information Centres in Newtownards, Portaferry, Downpatrick or Newcastle.