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Castle Ward Shore Trail

Castle Ward Shore Trail

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This wide flat linear trail is suitable for all abilities. The trail has a smooth consistent surface with no physical barriers. As it is ‘multi-use’, as well as other walkers, expect horses and bikes and a range of other users. Follow the GREEN waymarker disks with the words 'Shore Trail' around the edge.

Start Point:
J575497

Finish Point:
J575497

Route:
Starting in the Shore Car Park, this wide and flat trail follows the shore of Strangford Lough from the farm yard to Audley's Quay. Accessible to everyone, the trail has a smooth consistent surface with no physical barriers. On reaching Audley's Quay, users should turn and retrace their steps back to the farm yard. Expect other users on this trail traveling in both directions. This may include - - Horses - Cyclists of all abilities - A range of bikes including tandems, trikes, and bikes with tag a long trailers behind - Wheelchair users and mobility scooters KEEP LEFT on this trail at all times   * Please note that National Trust entrance pricing applies for this walk. Please see the link below for details *

Distance:
0.7 (one way) miles

Terrain:
Smooth, flat and wide path

Point of interest:
The Farm Yard, Strangford Lough and its associated wildlife

Facilities:
Parking, toilets, tea rooms, bike shop, bike hire, specialist equipment hire including tandems, tag-a-longs, trikes, wheelchairs and mobility scooters and a wheelchair tandem.

Publication:
Castle Ward Trail Guide (s) and Map

Publication availability:
Available at Caslte Ward - various information points

Nearest town:
Strangford

OS map:
21

Accessible toilet facilities:
Yes

Accessible terrain:
This is an all ability trail. As such it is - - Wide - up to 1.5m at all times - Flat at all times It has - - No physical barriers - Good lines of sight at all times

Accessible signage:
There are green circular waymarker discs fixed to vertical posts throughout the route. These are marked with the words 'Shore Trail' around the edge. The end of the Shore Trail is clearly marked at Audleys Quay

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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