Welcome to Ballycroy National Park
This huge and scenic park – comprising some of Europe's greatest areas of blanket bog – is home to magnificent natural diversity including peregrine falcons, corncrakes and whooper swans. A short nature trail with interpretation panels leads from the visitor centre across the bog with superb and frequently sublime views to the surrounding mountains. The informative visitor centre can recommend more ambitious hikes and there are displays on whaling and the ubiquitous purple heather.
Ballycroy is 18km south of Bangor on the N59.