The new wood was formerly an area of grazing fields set upon a drumlin in the rolling hills landscape typical of the Ards Peninsula, with gentle slopes down to the nearby lough and farmland. From the top of the wood you can see down to Strangford Lough and across the Portaferry House lands.

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Corrog Wood

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  • A nice wee walk and usually no one else there and fantastic to see some more trees planted round these parts. But if you don’t mind the occasional car, walk north from the ferry terminal up the coast road instead. Much nicer scenery.

    Jordan McClements at 4:26 pm
  • County Down

    Distance 0.4 miles

    OS Map Sheet 21

    Terrain Grass path through woodland

    Nearest Town Portaferry

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference J602531

    Route Type Woodland

    Route Description

    Visitors to Corrog Wood will be greeted by a curious wooden sculpture of a Dryad. The sculpture has been affectionately and locally named the ‘Frump in the Stump’. A dryad is a tree nymph in Greek mythology. The Dryad keeps a watchful, protective eye on the new wood standing at the entrance and she attracts the interest of all those passing up.

    Continue past the Dryad on through the little kissing gate and a loop pathway will be waiting to lead you around the 14-acre wood, where a mix of approximately 12,000 native trees and 400 metres of hedging have been planted.

    The views from the woods show how little woodland there actually is on the Ards Peninsula but you may be able to see the old established woodlands planted on the big estates.

    For further information, please contact

    The Woodland Trust
    1 Dufferin Court
    Dufferin Avenue
    County Down
    BT20 3BX

    tel:  028 9127 5787

    or refer to their website.

    Point of Interest

    The Frump in the Stump sculpture and new woods

    Getting to the start

    One mile north of Portaferry, off the A20 Deer Park Road.

    Public transport

    Translink –

    Dog Policy

    Dogs must be kept under control at all times. Please clean up after your dog.


    Car park. Toilets and refreshments are available in Portaferry.

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 5

    • There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
    • Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
    • Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
    • Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.