Castle Espie Wetland Centre

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Castle Espie
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Castle Espie, situated on the shores of Strangford Lough near Comber, County Down, is the newest WWT visitor centre and the Trust’s first in Ireland where it is being hailed as an international exemplar of best practice in habitat restoration, sustainable

The recent restoration of Castle Espie Wetland Centre was the most significant habitat improvement of its kind in Ireland and extended to saline lagoons, limestone grassland, salt marshes, reed beds and grassland for herbivorous wildfowl.

Species improvements include kingfisher banks, tern islands, otter dens, bat boxes, dragonfly and damselfly pools, wader scrapes and wader roosts.

The area has now become tidal meaning that water levels rise and fall with the lough and attract even more wildlife.

You can choose from a number of walks, from shore-side to woodland, and breathe in the tranquillity.

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