Ballyhornan and Killard Nature Reserve

When:
13 December, 2015 @ 10:30 – 16:00
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Meet at Dunbar Link/Dunbar St, beside Arnott’s at 10.30am or Ballyhornan car park, Killard Road, Ballyhornan at 11.50am

google link for the village: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF8&om=1&msa=0&z=8&hl=en&mid=zRYnEC2uG7_o.kEojs2xcY5Dc The carpark is near the junction with Rocks Rd.

We’ll leave cars at Ballyhornan, drive the mile or 2 or so out to Killard nature reserve and start the walk from there. We’ll  follow the coastal path past Ballyhornan, out to Holy Wells and loop back to Ballyhornan. Should take 31/2 to 4 hours

Parts of the walk similar to north Antrim coastal route also signs of recent subsidence, mans attempt to reclaim land and hold back the inevitable and some beautiful seabirds. Cattle graze freely along parts of the route. If time allows can also have a look at the ruin of an old windmill, the last of 3 that still appear on maps of the area.

Cabin pub just around the corner from the car park!

Here are some websites you can view

http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/uk/killard.html#cr