Steady climb on woodland paths to viewpoint before descent through woodland to finish. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of this former estate woodland which is the result of planting in the mid nineteenth century. Viewpoint over Killynether and drumlin countryside beyond.

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Killynether Wood

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  • Really enjoyable walk thru magnificent old forest with remains of bluebells from Spring. View from the top excellent with Strangford Lough at ebb tide and all the well farmed field in the summer sun below.

    Mark Reid at 10:05 pm
  • County Down

    Distance 1 miles

    OS Map Sheet 21

    Terrain Off road paths

    Nearest Town Newtownards

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference J473719

    Route Type Woodland

    Route Description

    From the car park in Killynether Wood, follow the path to the rear of the old Walled Garden into the woodland. The path ahead passes impressive beech trees on the right, through mixed woodland and then climbs through a hazel wood. From here, follow the path and descend through the beech wood to finish at the car park once more.

    Point of Interest

    Bluebells, beech and hazel woodland, panaramic views

    Getting to the start

    From Newtownards to Comber dual carriageway, follow road signs to Scrabo Country Park

    Public transport

    Translink –

    Dog Policy

    Dogs must be kept under close control


    Car Park and toilets

    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.