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Strangford Lough Down

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From Bar Hall Bay.
Dave Dunford
From Bar Hall Bay.

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The largest sea loch in the British Isles, separated from the Irish Sea by the Ards peninsula. Famous for wintering flocks of Pale-bellied Brent Geese Branta bernicla hrota from the Canadian Arctic; most of the world population winters in Northern Ireland. Great Northern Diver and Black Guillemot are common in winter. See also Castle Espie WWT, Comber Estuary.

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East shore from A20 Newtonards-Portaferry road; west shore via various minor roads off A22 Belfast-Downpatrick road. Frequent car ferry service from Portaferry to Strangford at the southern end of the Ards Peninsula. WWT Castle Espie is on the western shore near Comber.

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