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Orange fern frond on blue background with path nameUlster Way - Lecale Way Quality Section


55 km / 34 miles
From Strangford Lough the route takes in Kilclief Castle, an impressive tower house, and the dramatic natural scenery along the Ballyhornan Coastal Path. The path continues through the abandoned settlement of Sheepland to St Patrick's Well. Note that in October the section between Ballyhornan and St Patrick's Well may be closed for conservation reasons.

A stretch of road walking leads through the coastal village of Ardglass, further road walking is punctuated by the Killough Coastal Path and St John's Point lighthouse. The road is eventually left for the Dundrum Coastal Path, which follows the line of a dismantled railway along the shore of Dundrum Inner Bay.

After the village of Dundrum a boardwalk path leads through the Murlough nature reserve, with its extensive dunes, to the beach at Newcastle with views of the Mourne mountains across the bay. The section ends at the visitor information centre in Newcastle.

Next Quality Section: Mourne Way


Waymark: Orange fern frond on blue background with path name
Path Type: Northern Ireland Quality Routes
Waymark: Orange fern frond on blue background with path name
Attributes: Northern Ireland Quality Walks
Paths marked on OS mapping
Start: J589497 - Strangford Ferry Terminal, Down
Finish: J375309 - Visitor Information Centre, Newcastle, Down
Open Date: 2009
Web Sites: WalkNI - Ulster Way - Lecale Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Lecale Way - Walker's Guide  (Walk Northern Ireland  - 2013 ) Download
Guidebook Mournes Walks  (O'Brien Press Limited  - 2015 3rd edition )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Other Paper Maps:
OS (NI) Discoverer
21 (Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland - April 2011)
OS (NI) Discoverer
29 (Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland - April 2011)
OS (NI) Activity Map
Strangford Lough (Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland - 2008)

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