This easy-going trail passes through a landscape of waterways and picturesque old coaching roads, with over a third of the way on traffic-free paths. Following routes 9 and 94 of the National Cycle Network you will make your way along the shores of Lough Neagh passing other attractions such as the Point of Whitecoat Bridge, Moneypenny's Lock and Oxford Island.
|Nearest Town||Portadown||OS Map||20|
|Route Type||Lakeland, Riverside, Urban||Route Shape||Circular|
|AONB||Other Area||Grid Ref (Start)||J013540|
|Public Roads||On Public Road||Grid Ref (End)||J013540|
Push off from the Bann Bridge in Portadown, head south on the towpath along the River Bann to the Point of Whitecoat bridge where the Newry Canal Towpath begins. Shortly after crossing the footbridge you will pass Moneypenny's Lock and Lightermen's Bothy before reaching Knock Bridge where you leave the towpath. Heading north, you pass the ancient Lisamintry Rath and into Waringstown, with a chance to experience great views of Slieve Croob and the Mournes.
Oxford Island Nature Reserve on Lough Neagh's Shore is further on. The view from here is one of the best across Europe's 5th largest lake. From here, join Routes 9 & 94 towards Craigavon and the City Park. Craigavon is served by an extensive network of cycle paths taking you back to Portadown to the finish.
This route has accessible toilet facilities.
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