Castle Espie

Castle Espie is a Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Centre on the shores of Strangford Lough about 12 miles from my home. It is probably best known for being where nearly all the Brent Geese spend the winter months.

As well as being a relaxing place to simply walk around the centre is an educational resource for everyone, especially children, to experience the natural world at close quarters. There is a Duckery for hatchlings, ducks and geese are plentiful along with sea and shore birds and hides to watch them from. There’s even a cafe!

More images here.


Castle Espie WWT Centre with a view over Strangford Lough. Scrabo Tower can be seen in the far distance.



Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)