Quality Walk

Slans Graveyard

A short community trail facilitating access to Slans Graveyard with incredible panoramic views overlooking Cloughey.




0.3 miles miles

OS Map

Discoverer Series Sheet 21 Strangford Lough

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Parkland & Grassland



Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Slan's Graveyard

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

A scheduled monument dating back to the first millennium AD, at one time Slans was the main graveyard for the Cloughey and Kirkistown area and the burial place for many sailors who lost their lives in the waters around the notorious North and South Rocks off Cloughey. 

The trail begins from the Ardminnan Road approximately one mile from the village of Cloughey.  Begin at the signposted entrance crossing the stone stile into the field.  Follow the fenced off trail through the field to reach another stone stile and the entrance into the graveyard.  Here you will find an interpretation panel with information on the historic site and its fascinating history.  Make your own way through the graveyard taking in the panoramic countryside views and historic graveyard.  Return via the same route to Ardminnan Road. 

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

There is no car parking available at the start of the route therefore if you are travelling by car it is suggested you park in Cloughey Village and walk approx one mile along Ardminnan Road to the route entrance.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept under control at all times

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4


There are no facilities at the walk itself, the nearest shop can be found in cloughey approximately one mile from the start of the walk

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