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Quoile Pondage Nature Reserve

#11 of 25 things to do in Downpatrick Features Animals
5 Quay Road, Downpatrick BT30 7JB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4461 5520
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Quick jog

Was just passing by today, not a bad place for a quick jog or a walk, I noticed signs for dogs on... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Shiroe Y
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Stunning waterway

Stunning waterway just before downpatrick perfect in the summer for a picnic with tables available... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2017
Richard W
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 Quay Road, Downpatrick BT30 7JB, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 4461 5520

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Was just passing by today, not a bad place for a quick jog or a walk, I noticed signs for dogs on lead, no guns or boats but maybe not a bad place for bird watching saw a grey heron, a wren, 5 mallards and...More

Thank Shiroe Y
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Stunning waterway just before downpatrick perfect in the summer for a picnic with tables available to sit on and a great stop in the winter for a coffee if out on the bike.

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

There are stunning views from the Castle Island hide. With the Mountains of Mourne as a backdrop, the views are almost coincidental - but that is not the case, there are many species to be seen here.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I visit the Quoile regularly as it's a great place to walk the dog. You might manage to catch the swans in flight as they skim along the water but they aren't exactly on a schedule... Regardless it's a great walk. If it's been raining...More

Thank Blair1Down
Reviewed 11 August 2016

lovely for a quiet walk along the river. Plenty of wildlife duck swans. Great scenery along the river there is even a part of the game of thrones filmed here and the left the prop for anglers and if you look at the picture you...More

Thank johnny112ireland
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The Quoile is a beautiful lake side walk - incredibly peaceful with amazing views. Swans, ducks and dog walkers will join you otherwise this is a great place to get away from it all.

Thank CatherineVanBC
Reviewed 31 May 2016

What a beautiful tranquil place to visit . Can be seen from several locations and each one has its own picturesque vie. Haven seen this place developer for many a year and each time we visit there's more wow

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Visited here as part of a game of thrones tour and was fascinated by a) how they used CGI to make it look as it did on TV, but b) how calm and peaceful the water is. Plenty of places to walk around and relax...More

Thank Christine E
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Lovely wetlands with swans, ducks, bird life. Path along the waterside with willow bending over rippling water. Natural planting, and game of thrones place too - they left a little pier out into the water-feed swans and seagulls here. Peaceful, safe, many families come with...More

Thank jud24
Reviewed 12 September 2015

We came across this attractive, quite by accident, after we took a different route to get to Strangford. I was well aware of the RIver Quoile, but had no idea swans gathered here in flocks. On the sunny September day we visited, a local dog...More

Thank Daytripper24182
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