Coastal walking and coach tours led by Brigid Watson, environmentalist and educationalist

About your guide

Brigid Watson is the founder and Director of Sustainable Journeys Ireland, formerly known as Ards Peninsula Tours. She offers guided walks and coach tours in rural, coastal areas in County Down, connecting visitors with nature, landscapes and heritage for a memorable experience.  Brigid is a qualified tour guide and chartered environmentalist and specialises in the following tour themes: nature, wildlife experiences and Christian

Sustainable Journeys Ireland offer tours off the beaten track away from tourist hotspots and where there are few people making social distancing easy to achieve.

Brigid is also an educationalist and can offer presentations on education for sustainability, environmental themes, e.g. climate change and how they relate to this region.


Tours offered:

Walking tours in coastal locations:

Portaferry, Cloughey, Kearney NT village, Strangford Lough, Slanes Graveyard, church & souterrain.

On these walking tours you will be immersed in heritage and nature.

Never far from the waters’ edge as you listen to the amazing stories of the people and place. Listen out for the birdsong and look out for wildlife.

Feel relaxed as you let the tides wash away your worries! The walks are over short distances and suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

For specific descriptions of each walk visit  

Dates and times: can be arranged to suit you

Cost: Depends on numbers and duration 

Group size: minimum 2 people


Coach tours

There are a range of half day and full day coach tours advertised on the website

Brigid Watson can be a ‘step-on’ guide for the tour of your choice. The coach tours suit a group of people who are already interested in doing a tour together.

You can provide your own coach for your group if you wish or the guide can arrange transport if needed.

Contact Sustainable Journeys Ireland to discuss your needs.

Dates and times: can be arranged to suit you

Cost: depends on numbers and whether you have your own coach/bus


Booking and Enquiries

To make an enquiry or to book please complete a booking enquiry form. 

telephone Brigid on +44 (0)7763898074 

or email:

Opening Times

  • Offices open Monday – Saturday 9.30am - 5.00pm - see website for specific tour information


  • Price varies depending on numbers and duration

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