Barmouth from Castlerock

The Bann Estuary acts as a highway for birds entering and leaving Ireland along the Bann / Lough Neagh System, there are significant numbers of passage and wintering waders such as lapwing, golden plover and curlew  and it is also important for breeding species including shelduck, redshank, snipe and lapwing.

Along the river estuary itself you will find areas of saltmarsh and bulrush, reeds. Moving inland the saltmarsh grades into fen and drier grassland where you might be luck to find the rare seaside centaury.

There is a National Trust birds hide overlooking the spectacularly estuary where you can get fantastic views of the estuary and it bird life.