Delamont – Ulster Scots Walk

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Delamont – Ulster Scots Walk

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    County Down

    Distance 1.2 miles

    OS Map Sheet 21

    Terrain Flat, level surface

    Nearest Town Downpatrick or Killyleagh

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference J50954

    Route Type Coastal, Parkland & Grassland

    Route Description

    Start at the car park. Follow the little road up a slight hill, keeping the countryside centre and old farm buildings on your left. Take a quick detour up the path to see the Strangford stone; a 12 metre megolith, hauled into place by 1000 young people in 1999 to mark the millenium. Continue the walk by returning to the main path and walking down towards the lough. The appeal of this area has been clear for centuries; Sir James Hamilton, one of the founding Fathers of the Ulster Scots, established the family base a couple of miles away. The path loops round along the shoreline. Just follow the signs and keep going anti-clockwise. Eventually you’ll climb back up from the shore and another detour leads to the bird hide above Herron Island, where these majestic creatures nest every winter. At this point you can either add to the walk by joining the other routes along the same path or return to the car park along a cut-through in the woods. • Main Video – • ‘Sir James Hamilton: Founding Father’ – • ‘Heron’ –

    Point of Interest

    Strangford Lough

    Getting to the start

    Start at the main car park.

    Public transport

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