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Castle Ward Photography Walk

Join the NI Walking Photography Group on this fantastic 9 mile circular walk exploring and photographing the 820 acre grounds at the Castle Ward estate including the Farm Yard, Audley's Castle, Castle Ward House, Gardens, Woodland, Parkland, Meadows, Strangford Lough and various Wildlife. Along the way we will also stop at several locations where the HBO Game of Thrones series was filmed.

There is an on-site camp site and glamping pods should you wish to spend the night.

For camp-site details and prices visit

NOTE: Although this walk is aimed at anyone that enjoys photography, everyone is welcomed to join us on this walk, photography equipment is not necessary or required, but please be aware that we may stop often for photographs.


Those participating in these activities should be aware of the risks and accept the responsibility for their own actions and involvement. No responsibility can be accepted by NI Walking Photography Group, members, guests or coordinators of walks for any mishap, which may occur, during a meet.

The walk finish times are an approximation and may finish earlier or later than advertised depending on the pace, stoppages, etc.


Saturday 20th September


Castle Ward, Strangford

Session Times

10:00 to 17:00

Event Mainly Suited For


Fitness Level


Key Info
  • 9 mile photography walk
  • Explore and photograph the natural heritage, woodland, parkland and wildlife
Pre-bookings have now closed for this event however there maybe some spaces available on the day.

Please make bookings directly through the Get Outdoors Weekend website, but feel free to contact NI Walking Photography Group if you would like more specific information on the event:

Phone+44 7871 058258

What to Bring

Please bring plenty to drink and a packed lunch. Also wear suitable clothing for the weather and suitable footwear for the terrain. Paths are mainly stone, gravel and tarmac, however some parts may be muddy.


Anyone with an average fitness level.

Photographers of all levels.

Minimum Age & Activity Length

Must be 18 or over.

What's Included

Free guided walk with NI photography group and free entrance to Castle Ward

Meeting Point

In the court yard located near castle ward house and the main car park.

Directions to Location

7 miles north-east of Downpatrick, 1 mile from Strangford on A25.