J4772 : Old quarry, Killynether, Newtownards

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Comber, Northern Ireland

Old quarry, Killynether, Newtownards
Old quarry, Killynether, Newtownards
Itís a long time since Killynether was quarried for Scrabo stone. Nature has reclaimed most of it, with trees and a liberal coating of moss, giving the place a green tinge.
Killynether Wood, Newtownards


Killynether Wood forms part of the Scrabo Country Park, on high ground to the southwest of Newtownards. The area was once a quarry but the passage of time has hidden much of the disused quarry under trees. The views to Strangford Lough and across part of the Co Down drumlin belt are worthwhile (especially on a bright day). Much of the wood is on a steep to very steep hillside and is not suitable for wheelchair users or those with walking difficulties.

The wood includes a walled garden once part of the grounds of Killynether House. The house was designed, by local architect Henry Chappell, for the Marquis of Londonderryís and extended and re-modelled in the early 1870ís. Following government use during World War II it passed to the National Trust and, after a period as a youth hostel, was demolished (with some regret) due its unsound condition.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 1 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Quarrying, Mining  Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 474 721 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.5675N 5:43.2386W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 474 721
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Newtownards  Scrabo  Killynether (Townland)  Disused Quarry  Country Park  Moss 

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