WWT Castle Espie

Castle Espie

Castle Espie is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) at Castle Espie on the banks of Strangford Lough in Comber, Northern Ireland. It is part of the Strangford Lough Ramsar Site. It provides an overwintering site for almost the entire population of Pale-bellied Brent Geese.The "Castle" which gave the reserve its name no longer exists.


In addition to the reserve the site contains a Coffee shop, gift and book shop, an exhibition area, hides, woodland walks, guided walks for groups (by prior arrangement), events and activities, free parking, and a picnic area. However dogs are not allowed in WWT Centres except guide dogs.


WWT Castle Espie is located on Strangford Lough, three miles south of Comber and thirteen miles south-east of Belfast. Signposted from the A22 Comber-Killyleagh-Downpatrick road.

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