Enjoy our wide open spaces, charming towns and captivating history on a guided walking tour.
Explore the region as our qualified guides and experts welcome, intrigue and entertain you with their local knowledge on your chosen tour.
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Wednesday 1 September 2021 | 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Bangor Castle Walled Garden
This popular guided tour provides an insight into the garden’s history, its restoration and the vast array of plants, fruits and vegetables which are grown there.
All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tour departs from the bandstand in the Walled Garden, Bangor, BT20 4UT.
Tickets: £4 | Tour guide: Dylan Freeburn
Saturday 4 September | 10.30am – 12.30pm
Winter Waders & Friends
Winter is on the way! Join local bird expert, Dot Blakely to enjoy the sights and sounds of some of our overwintering wildfowl and waders, who make the sheltered shores of Strangford Lough their home during this season.
It is advisable to dress appropriately and wear walking shoes. Bring binoculars if you have them.
Tour departs from the Londonderry Park car park.
Tickets: £5 | Tour Guide: Dot Blakely
Tickets on sale Monday 2 August at 9am
Sunday 5 September 2021 | 2pm-3pm
Comber Historical Walk
The town of Comber may be small in size, but it is big in terms of history!
Comber is synonymous with the famous ship Titanic, thanks to Thomas Andrews, whose family had been part of life in the town for generations. Thomas Andrews was a naval architect and took over as Chief Designer of Titanic in 1910. Andrews lost his life in the disaster, with eyewitnesses later recounting how in his final moments he was throwing deckchairs overboard to help people fighting for their lives in the freezing water. Travelling further back in time, the tour will recount the story of St Patrick, who travelled through the little hamlet know known as Comber, where he had a run in with the local Celtic Chieftains Sons. Finally you will have a chance to explore the remains of the Cistercian Abbey known as the Comber stones, built by the Knights of John de Courcy.
Tour departs on foot from the square, Comber, BT23 5DX
Tickets: £5 | Tour Guide: Paul Whitla
Thursday 16 September | 7pm - 10pm
Bat Walk & Talk
The talk introduces you to our local bats, and the walk gives you the opportunity to pick them up in flight using detectors. Come along and see how you react to meeting a bat up close and personal.
Tour departs from Crawfordsburn Country Park coffee shop, Bridge Road, BT19 1JT
Tickets: £5 | Tour Guide: Robin Moffitt
Sunday 19 September 2021 | 10am – 11.30am
Welcome Back the Brent Geese
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Castle Espie, whilst nature expert, John McCullough from Castle Espie, takes you on a tour. See the stunning Brent Geese both within the collection area, and in their wild setting on Strangford Lough. Hear their unique call and go on a journey with us around the reserve, learn about their gruelling 3,000 mile migration journey across the world to the stunning shores of Strangford Lough.
Enjoy refreshments in Castle Espies, Kingfisher Kitchen afterwards.
Tickets: £3.50 - £8.50 | Tour Guide: John McCullough
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