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Tassagh Cycle Route
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Tassagh Cycle Route

This 23 mile route is a challenging cyle however offers stunning views in return for your hard work. There are many interesting historical sites to stop at and enjoy during your well earned rest periods.

CountyArmaghDistance23 miles
Nearest TownArmaghOS Map19, 28
Route TypeHill, RiversideRoute ShapeCircular
AONBOther AreaGrid Ref (Start)H876455
Public RoadsOn Public RoadGrid Ref (End)H876455

Terrain

Some challenging hill climbs. Coming out of Armagh there is a 20% gradient climb up to 248 metres.

Point of Interest

Callan River
Segaghan Dam
Tassagh Railway Viaduct
The Navan Centre and Fort

Route Description

Starting at the Mall, the route passes through

the traffic-free Folly Glen on NCN route 91 before following

narrow twisting roads through the townlands of Cavanacaw

and Killycapple. A short but very steep ascent (you may have to

get off and push!) passes close to several quarries before the

high point (locally called the Cairn Stones) is reached. After a

break, you descend towards Segaghan Dam, turn right for a

short stretch on the B31, then left to reach the Callan river

north of Tassagh. Following the river downstream, in

approximately two miles you pass under the soaring arches of

the Tassagh railway viaduct. You then cross the A20 before

turning right towards Milford - the ‘Home of the Penalty Kick’.

From this historic village the route crosses the A3 then

continues to Navan Fort. The Navan Centre (entrance on the

right) is well worth a visit. From here you continue to the Callan

riverside path then climb past the Church of Ireland Cathedral

to arrive at the City centre.

Getting to the Start

By Bike: Armagh is on National Cycle Network 91.

By Car: From Belfast take the M1 West and turn off on the M12 towards Craigavon. From here follow the A3 signposted Armagh. This road takes you into the centre of Armagh. The mall is also in the centre of the city.

Traffic

Quiet country roads however take care on short stretch of B31 and when crossing the busy A20 and A3 roads.

Facilities

Armagh is a bustling city with all facilities provided. The route also passes through villages of Milford and Tassagh which have toilets and the opportunity to have refreshments.

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

This route is challenging. For more information on the route and facilities available contact Armagh Tourist Information Centre on 028 37521800

Available Publication

Armagh and Down Cycling Leaflet

Sustrans Shop

Links

Cycle Hire

Lurgaboy Adventure Centre
Lurgaboy Adventure Centre, 12 Gosford Road, ARMAGH
Phone: 028 3887 1877

Maps and Downloads

The following downloads are available for Tassagh Cycle Route:

PDF Document
2.4 MB
PDF Document
4.4 MB

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