Lecale Way Walking Holiday
in Northern Ireland,
6 day itinerary
5 nights and 4 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Lecale Way walking holiday in Northern Ireland with Lets Go Walking

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Lecale Way walking holiday in Northern Ireland with Lets Go Walking

A 41 mile coastal section of the Ulster Way in Northern Ireland from Strangford to Newcastle.

Lecale Way walking holiday in Northern Ireland with Let's Go Walking

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Lecale Way Walking Holiday
on Northern Ireland’s Ulster Way

From Raholp to Newcastle, via Strangford Lough

Our self-guided Lecale Way walking holiday is a 41 mile section of the Ulster Way around the South Eastern Coast of Northern Ireland.
This walking holiday is around the South East of Northern Ireland’s Coast. You will experience river valleys, stunning Strangford Lough and fine coastal walking. This area is rich in history, dating back to Neolithic times and full of myth and legends. The walk starts near the mouth of the River Slaney where Saint Patrick landed in Ireland around 432AD.

This Lecale Way walking holiday connects at Newcastle with our walking holiday on the
Mourne Way

for a longer walking holiday.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous Irish hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest choices of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Lecale Way Walking Holiday
Suggested Tour Duration
:
5 nights, 4 days walking
Total Distance:
41 miles/66 kms
Min/max daily distance:
9/12 miles
Average Daily distance:
10 miles
Grading:
Easy
Features:
Strangford Lough
Castle Ward
coastal walking
seals
This route connects with:
Mourne Way

  Lecale Way Walking Holiday
Coastal Walking Holiday in Northern Ireland
 
from Rahop to Newcastle
via Strangford Lough
5 nights and 4 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Lecale Way walking holiday in Northern Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Day 1: Arrive at Strangford
To start your walking holiday on the south east of Northern Ireland’s Coast on the Lecale Way walking trail you make your own way to Strangford in Northern Ireland (Ulster) for your first night’s accommodation. Strangford is well connected to Belfast by bus/coach. We can assist with coach transfers if necessary as well as ferry or plane travel from UK. Car parking is available for the duration of your self-guided walking holiday on The Ulster Way (Lecale Way).

Day 2: Raholp to Strangford          9 miles/14.5 kms    easy
We transfer you to Raholp for the start of your walking holiday. The hiking trail follows country lanes and footpaths, never far from the banks of Strangford Lough. The walking trail passes Castle Ward, a National Trust Property dating back to the 16th century and well worth a visit. There is a castle to explore at Strangford and you can take the ferry across Strangford Lough to Portaferry.

Lecale Way walking holiday in Northern Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Lecale Way walking holiday in Northern Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Day 3: Strangford to Ardglass        10 miles/16kms   easy
Walking south from Strangford the Lecale Way follows Strangford Lough to where it meets the Irish Sea. The area around Cloghy Rocks is a great place to watch seals. Walking along the coast past Kilclief Castle the area is full of rocky, sandy bays. On a clear day you can see the Isle of Man. Leaving Ballyhornan the walking trail passes St Patrick’s Well before reaching the fishing village of Ardglass.

Day 4: Ardglass to Tyrella               10 miles/16kms   easy
After leaving Ardglass the Lecale Way walking trail crosses Coney Island, an area once believed to be a large rabbit warren in Norman Times. Then around Killough Harbour and out to St John’s Point. More opportunities to see seals basking on the rocks as you head for Tyrella and its popular beach.

Lecale Way walking holiday in Northern Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Lecale Way walking holiday in Northern Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Day 5: Tyrella to Newcastle          12 miles/19kms   easy
Walking trail heads inland to Clough before joining an old railway along the coast to Dundrum. The walking trail passes the Murlough Nature Reserve, a large area of sand dunes full of wildlife. The town of Newcastle is one of Northern Ireland’s most popular seaside resorts, fine beaches with the backdrop of the stunning Mourne Mountains.

Day 6: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring Ireland.

Lecale Way Walking Holiday
In Ulster, Northern Ireland
 from Raholp to Newcastle
via Strangford Lough
6 day itinerary
4 days walking and 5 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at Strangford
Day 2: Transfer to Raholp, then walk Raholp to Strangford        9 miles
Day 3: Strangford  to Ardglass                        10 miles
Day 4: Ardglass to Tyrella                                10 miles
Day 5: Tyrella to Newcastle                              12 miles
Day 6: Depart after breakfast

£450pp
dbl/twin

£595pp
single occ

£625pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

What’s included
in your Lecale Way Walking Holiday in Northern Ireland

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  •  map

Optional Extras
for your Lecale Way Walking Holiday in Northern Ireland

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your your Lecale Way Walking Holiday in Northern Ireland

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Lecale Way Walking Holiday: How to get there

  • By Plane  to Belfast or Londonderry where we can arrange transfer to Strangford
  • By Car to Strangford or Newcastle where parking is available
  • By Bus to Strangford or Newcastle

A 41 mile coastal section of the Ulster Way in Northern Ireland from Strangford to Newcastle.

Lecale Way walking holiday in Northern Ireland with Let's Go Walking