Quality Walk

Montalto Estate Woodland Trail

This trail is noted for its many interesting and historic trees, with many native and naturalised birch, beech, douglas-fir, and sycamore trees visible on the route.




1.19 miles

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Route Type



Woodland Trails

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Point of Interest

Low Wood, Glen, Cut-leaf Beech Tree, Natural Play

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

This is a particularly popular walking route amongst visitors with an interest in arboriculture and horticulture.

The tree canopy, which will close over time following recent regeneration, will create a woodland floor with anemone, bluebells, native foxgloves etc.

In conjunction with The Woodland Trust, Montalto have recently planted thousands of native whips (young trees), which will ensure that this area will continue to develop for many years to come.

There is evidence that this trail is on the site of an ancient historic woodland. This can be determined as a result of some of the native wildflowers found here.

Getting to the Start (by Car)

This walk is located a short drive from Ballynahinch. Entry to Montalto Estate is via the Spa Road.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be kept on a lead

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible)
Disabled parking
Disabled toilets


Cafe, Shop, Car Park, Toilets, Natural Play

Walk Location
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