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RSPB Portmore Lough Nature Reserve

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Disability birdwatching

Many years ago I tried to drive to Portmore Lough because I'd heard it was great for birdwatching... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
Peaceful place

Love to bring the kids here for a short nature walk. The path to the lough is short. The ramp down... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
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1 Georges Island Road | Aghalee, Craigavon BT67 0DW, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Many years ago I tried to drive to Portmore Lough because I'd heard it was great for birdwatching, but I couldn't even find how to get close to the lough. Then the RSPB took over, and what a wonderful place they've made of it! The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jogpuss
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Love to bring the kids here for a short nature walk. The path to the lough is short. The ramp down makes it exciting for kids. Ponds and other nature points are interesting. Picnic tables are available and a conference room abd toilet facilities. This...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Friendly staff+very good with customers with handicaps-well recommended to everyone of all ages and abilities-the tea and scones were excellent as well as were the talks on birds and other wildlife groups-its really a hidden gem in our area

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Richard D
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Fancied something different. Have heard about this place and according to the website it is signposted the full way. Coming from Moira you come to a pub at a T Junction then no more signs. The Sat Nav according to the post code brought me...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Ian F
Reviewed 19 February 2016

This is an excellent place to visit if you are interested in nature, There are many opportunities to study different breeds of birds, ponies and hares. It is run by a team of dedicated volunteers and it well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Nuala798
Reviewed 10 July 2015

A beautiful place to watch wildlife and the hide is perfectly situated to view the lough. Could have a few more paths.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Naturemad
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Lots of small birds in the trees by the path and a good hide overlooking the Lough to watch the water birds. Good toilets. The only criticism was the poor signage, making it hard to find.

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Diane F
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This place is well 'out of the way' and worth a visit. Come dressed for a walk and bring waterproof shoes.

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 7 March 2015

A delightful area for bird watching. Bring your wellies and binoculars. Great for reflection on the beauty of nature.

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank Helen M
Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

Very good for Birdwatching and wildlife.butterfly meet with wildlife lovers and day out kids very run wild and into to it all

1  Thank Albert B
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19 August 2017|
Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
The information for dog owners on the website says: "Dogs are allowed anywhere. They must be kept under close control at all times. During the bird breeding season, this may mean on a lead. Please check reserve notices for... More