Discover an area steeped in history and beauty

Blackhead Coastal Path

Blackhead Coastal Path is an exceptional walk encompassing both coast and country. The rocky shoreline runs the length of one side of the path while edging the other side are rolling grasslands and woodland. On your walk make sure to keep an eye out for some of the wildlife as the common lizard, seals, seabirds, pods of dolphins and even the odd minke whale can be seen.

The path leads to the base of the cliff that houses the iconic Blackhead lighthouse. Built at the start of the 20th Century this active lighthouse is a sight a to see and definitely worth the walk up the steps. The views around the lighthouse are stunning. Across the mouth of Belfast Lough Copeland Islands off the coast of Donaghadee can be seen and inland Scrabo Tower can be easily identified beyond Bangor.

Whitehead’s Diamond Jubilee Wood

Whitehead’s Diamond Jubilee Wood is one of the 60 Diamond Jubilee Woods across the UK. The 6 acre native woodland site was developed to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s 60th year as Monarch. Whitehead’s Diamond Jubilee Wood is the only Diamond Jubilee wood in Northern Ireland.