Enjoy a walk down to Lough Aghery and watch the wildfowl in winter or the sun setting over the local hills at 10.00pm in summer. The owner can advise on local walks on small country lanes which will allow you to observe the natural environment at its best while taking in the distant views to the Dromara Hills and Belfast.
Please use our free internet to access the best walks in the area. We would strongly recommend http://www.walkni.com/walks to show you suitable walks and how to access them.
Hillsborough Forest Park and Lake
(5 miles from Clintagh Cottages)
Two forest trails, allow the casual walker access around the lake. The adjacent Hillsborough Fort, managed by NI Environment Agency, is accessible from the lake path. Look out for the many species of resident and over wintering waterfowl, especially swans and several varieties of duck.
DROMARA HILLS AND SLIEVE CROOB
(7 miles from Clintagh Cottages)
Linear walk along a metalled road leading to the summit of Slieve Croob with scenic views of the Mourne Mountains and Dundrum Bay
(19 miles from Clintagh Cottages)
The Mourne Mountains are the highest and most dramatic mountain range in Northern Ireland and are just a thirty minute drive from Clintagh Cottages. The mountains themselves are criss-crossed by an unrivalled network of paths and tracks, providing enthusiastic walkers with incredible opportunities for exploration. Maps and compasses can be provided for hikers in the Mournes.