Dundrum, County Down

Dundrum Coastal Path

The Dundrum Coastal Path is a 1.6 mile stretch of The Lecale Way that runs along a disused railway line on the banks of Dundrum Inner Bay.  The path is relatively level and passes through a variety of terrains that also provide many opportunities for bird watching.  The path can get muddy in places though and it is advisable to wear suitable footwear, particularly after periods of heavy rain.

The Dundrum Coastal Path begins from a small National Trust car park just to the north of Dundrum but can easily be reached by walking out from the village itself.  If walking out from the village it is best to stay on the left-hand side of the road, as there as no pavement on the right-hand side as you leave Dundrum.

The scenery on the Dundrum Coastal Path can change significantly depending upon the level of the tide and is worth walking at different tide levels to fully appreciate it.  At high tide it has the feeling of a riverside walk and can be visually quite stunning, particularly on clear sunny days.  At low tide the bay becomes a very wide mudflat that is home to various groups of birds and offers a completely different perspective.