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Kiltonga Nature Reserve

A pathway along the lake allows for closer inspection of the birds. For example, swans, mallards, little grebe, moorhens, and coots are usually present. There is an observation area to view the birds and other wildlife. Parking is available. In July 2000, Kiltonga Nature Reserve became the first site in the UK to be awarded BT Millennium Miles status.




0.6 miles

OS Map

Sheet 15

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type



A pathway around the lake

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

A variety of bird-life on and around the lake, duck shaped map

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

The tarmac pathway leads the walker around the lake.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Located half-a-mile from Newtownards town centre on the Belfast Road. Car parking at the lay-by beside the nature reserve.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept under close control

Accessibility Grade

Grade 2

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled parking


Toilets and refreshements are available in Newtownards

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