Strangford Lough, Park Road, Northern Ireland

Thursday 17 to Monday 21 May – Short break

At more than 30 km long, up to 8 km wide and covering over 150km2, Strangford Lough is a huge body of water connected to the sea by a narrow channel between the villages of Strangford and Portaferry. There are numerous islands in the lough and rocky shores at the entrance but the most important habitat here for birds is the vast areas of mudflats exposed at low tide. In addition there are Zostera beds and saltmarshes at the northern end of the lough. Farmland surrounds Strangford Lough with some areas of marshland, scrub and
woodland.

Flights from London to Belfast start at around £50 return
Leader: Steve Piotrowski and Ken Perry (TBC)
Hotel: 4 night’s accommodation in hotel (cost TBC)
Transport: A mini bus will be hired in Ireland to enable the group to travel collectively