Get Outdoors Weekend
Weekend of free outdoor activity events in Northern Ireland
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Free Entry into Castle Ward Demesne

For this year's Get Outdoors Weekend, the National Trust are offering free entry into Castle Ward Demesne on 20th September for you to enjoy a network of more than 34kms of walking, cycling and horse riding trails.

All trails commence at the Trail Head in the Farmyard and traverse stunning countryside, woodland, shoreline and parkland. All trails are moderate and suitable for families. If this is your first visit you will definitely return!

If you intend to explore the trails by bike and don't have your own bike it is advisable to book bike hire in advance.


Saturday 20th September


Castle Ward

Session Times

09:30 to 17:30

Event Mainly Suited For

Families with older children

Fitness Level


Key Info
  • 34kms of walking, cycling and horse riding trails to explore
  • Free entry to Castle Ward Demesne
Pre-bookings have now closed for this event however there maybe some spaces available on the day.

Contact us if you would like more specific information on the event:

Phone+44 28 4488 1204

What to Bring

Outdoor clothing and suitable footwear. Bring your bike if you wish to explore the cycling trails.


Suitable for all ages and a great way for families to spend the day getting active.

What's Included

Free entry to Castle Ward Demesne

Directions to Location

By boat: ferry from Portaferry

By bus: Ulsterbus 16E, Downpatrick to Strangford

By car: 7 miles (11.3km) north-east of Downpatrick, 1 mile (1.6km) from Strangford on A25