Salt Marsh Trail

Trail description

The salt marsh trail, a multi access trail, takes the walker to the edge of a very important habitat of the park, the salt marsh. Formed in the shallow reaches of the Back Strand by the constant deposits of sand and silt, the salt marsh is a transition zone between land and sea and is home to a variety of plant and animal life. The trail takes the walker to the bird hide at the end of the trail where an hour or so in winter or spring will be rewarded with an opportunity to see our winter wild fowl visitors. The salt marsh trail is a Special Area of Conservation so, please, stay on the trail and Leave No Trace. To highlight some of the interesting features along this trail, we have installed a number of signal signs pointing out some of the features of this habitat in more detail.

Trail Name: Salt Marsh Trail
Recreation Site: Ards Forest Park  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Car park on the entrance
Length:0.5 kms
Degree of Difficulty: Access for all   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 0
Attributes: Linear Trail (Point A to B)
Finish Point: Car park on the entrance
Trail Way marking:Orange