Bird Watching Lough Neagh

Lough Neagh is the largest lake on the island of Ireland. In fact, at almost 400 square kilometres, it is the largest lake in the British Isles. It is a haven for bird watching and it attracts many visitors from the UK and Europe.  One of the best places  for you to get good access to the lake and surrounding woodlands, is Oxford Island Nature Reserve in Armagh.

The reserve is located on a small peninsula that extends out into the lake. There is a visitor centre with a shop, a small café and toilets. Ask at the reception desk for a map of the reserve. This will show you walking trails along the lakeshore and also in the surrounding woodlands.

There is a large car park at the visitor centre where you can start your walk. Five bird hides are located close by. Watch out for a sign to Kinnego Marina on the road leading to and from Oxford Island. There is a large car park and walks around the lake shore.

Search for Oxford Island Nature Reserve in Google Maps. Sat Nat co-ordinates are 54.4965550, -6.3832002