GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Mount Stewart

1 miles (1.5 km)

Enjoy the woodland trails, lakeside paths and beautiful gardens surrounding this 19th-century house in County Down.
The footpaths are surfaced and well laid out so it is a nice easy walk for families or anyone looking for a peaceful afternoon stroll. There's 950 acres (380 ha) of National Trust managed estate to explore through farmland, woodland, orchards and a walled garden. The highlight is probably the lovely 7 acre lake which is surrounded by paths lined with Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Magnolias. There's also statues, follies and other interesting structures such as the Temple of the Winds. From this octagonal building there are great views towards Strangford Lough, the Mourne Mountains and Belfast Hills. The area is great for wildlife spotting too. Look out for buzzards, red squirrels and various butterflies around the meadows.
The Strangford Lough Cycle Route runs close to the estate so if you wanted to visit by bike you could follow the trail from Newtownards before turning right down Ballycastle Road toward the estate.
You can virtually explore the paths of the estate on the google street view link below!


BT22 2AD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Mount Stewart Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's an on site National Trust tea room where you can enjoy refreshments after your exercise.

Dog Walking

The estate is a great place for dog walking so you'll probably bump into other owners on your visit. Please keep them on a short lead in the pleasure grounds, woodland walks, courtyard and shop. They are allowed off lead in the doggy exercise area.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Mount Stewart - - 70209

Mount Stewart. Probably the finest garden in the whole of Ireland.

The Ark with dodos - - 70463

The Ark with dodos. One of the many humorous ornaments at Mount Stewart. The relate to an early-1900s London dining club called The Ark.

White Stag, Mount Stewart - - 762880

White Stag. The statue of a mythical white stag in the Mount Stewart estate apparently relates to Lady Londonderry’s interest in Celtic tales.

In the grounds of Mount Stewart (3) - - 762856

In the grounds of Mount Stewart. Looking through the trees towards the lake.

Tir N'an Og, Mount Stewart (3) - - 762846

Looking though the gate at Tir Nan Nog burial ground

Mount Stewart near Greyabbey -2- - - 762817

Mount Stewart near Greyabbey

Tir N'an Og, Mount Stewart (4) - - 762848

The south wall of the private burial ground is decorated with these large terracotta urns.

In the grounds of Mount Stewart (5) - - 762926

The grounds west of Mount Stewart house. At this point the path leads very close to the Portaferry Road. 


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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