Theme : Enjoying the beauty of nature
The lake is particularly beautiful in the autumn with gorgeous reds and gold of autumnal foliage, but there is always something to admire no matter what the time of year.
From the reception area walk towards the north front of the mansion, along the wide gravelled path and left around the seven acre lake. The banks are planted with Primulas, Irises and other water loving plants as well as the immensely large leafed Gunneras. You will pass Tir N'an Og, Land of the Ever Young, the family's private burial ground. On the slopes of this hill can be found paths and steps, running through a variety of shrubs and plants, that favour a hotter climate. Returning to the path at the bottom of the hill you can either follow the lakeside grass path known as the Rock Walk or follow the gravel walk alongside Jubilee Avenue. By crossing a little stone bridge over a stream you reach the Ladies' Walk which will return you to the mansion house. To the left rises Rhododendron Hill with several alternative paths taking you through a large variety of Rhododendrons and Azaleas, Acers, Camellias, Enkianthus and Eucryphias.
The trail distance cover 2.3 miles and is a circular pathway.
For further information and opening times contact Mount Stewart 028 4278 8387
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