Cranfield Bay, Randalstown/ Toomebridge

Cranfield Bay is on the shores of Lough Neagh, this give you an opportunity to watch out for some of the wetland bird species that depend on the Lough – the gracious Great Crested Grebe, Common Tern fishing in the summer and many wildfowl using the area in winter such as Pochard and Tufted Duck.

Cranfield is a very small grassland area around the site of Cranfield Church, a 13th Century ruined church and St Olcan’s Holy Well, that is believed to have healing properties. The site has tall Species-rich Hedgerows where Tree Sparrow can be seen in flocks with House Sparrow.

Managed by Antrim Borough Council (028 9446 3113)

The park currently offers free public access all year round from  dusk to dawn.

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