What's here? at Portmore Lough
Available on site
On Christmas Day the toilets and carpark will be open 11am - 3pm. When the car park gates are closed please park outside the gates. 14 spaces. No height restrictions. Tarmac surface.
There is one accessible toilet.
Nature trail path is all-weather designed for pushchairs. No steps or stiles. Viewing facilities have seating and low viewing slots.
Nature trail path is all-weather designed for wheelchair users. No steps or stiles. Viewing facilities have seating and low viewing slots. Picnic table with space for a wheelchair user in information shelter.
There is one unisex toilet and one men’s toilet. The toilets are open from 9am - 5pm daily.
If you'd like to use the community room for a meeting, event or children’s party please call in advance to book the room on 028 9265 1936.
Picnic area on a cut-grass surface. Small pond accessed by an all-weather path though the wildlife garden. Picnic table with space for a wheelchair user in information shelter.
Binoculars and pond dipping kit are available free of charge (when site is staffed). Activities for groups of 8+ are available by arrangement.
Guided walks available for groups of eight people or more by arrangement. Pond dipping also available by arrangement. Call 028 9265 1936 to arrange.
Hide overlooking lough and reedbed. Viewing facilities have seating and low viewing slots. Hide overlooking lough and reedbed accessed by boardwalk from main trail. Step-free access. Low viewing slots. Fixed benches without backs and arms.
Two nature trails - 200m trail around the wildlife garden, and 500m all-weather wheelchair accessible trail through the woodland and across the meadows to the hide. Main trail to the hide and back 0.6 mile (1 km) return route. Boardwalk and aggregate all-weather path designed for wheelchair users and pushchairs. Short trail around crop field consisting of 50 m all-weather path and 100 m cut-grass path. No steps or stiles. Two gates, both full width of boardwalk. Gradient both level and 1:2
School groups are welcome here - pond dipping, bug hunting and guided walks are our speciality. Normally the warden leads these activities. Please contact the warden in advance on 028 9265 1936 to discuss your requirements. Community room also available for hire.
Not available on site
Dogs under control welcome. Please observe signage. Dogs are allowed on the paths and trails. Please keep dogs under control. It is essential that you clean up after your dog.
Assistance dogs are welcome in all parts of the reserve.
BBQs are a fire risk, endangering other people and the precious wildlife and habitats here. They are not permitted on the reserve at any time.