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Lagan Valley Ride

Following quiet roads this ride heads west towards Moira through the Lagan Valley crossing the river three times and the motorway four! The ride also follows NCN Route 9 for half its length.

County

Antrim

Nearest Town

Lisburn

Route Type

Riverside

AONB

Lagan Valley

Grid Ref (Start)

J273645

Distance

20 miles

OS Map

21

Route Shape

Circular

On/Off Road

On Public road

Grid Ref (End)

J273645

terrain

Relatively flat with gentle undulations

route description

Leaving Lisburn to the west along the Lagan Towpath initially, the ride heads towards Moira via the Blaris and Bog roads to the Maze Racecourse. Turning right after the racecourse towards Halfpenny Gate and Broomhedge, the route continues on the Halfpenny Gate, Thornbrook and Hillsborough Roads towards Moira. From Moira turn left at the traffic lights and continue to Clarehill Road, turn left into Bottier Road then pass over the M1 motorway and turn right onto Lany road. Turn left at the beautiful St James’ church with its clock tower and at the next T junction turn right. At the next T turn right, pass over the motorway once again, then turn left into Aghatrisk Road to Culcavy. At Culcavy crossroads turn left onto Halftown Road and continue past the Maze/Long Kesh site before turning right into Blaris Road once again and return to Lisburn via the Lagan Towpath.

getting to the start

Follow NCN Route 9 from Lisburn or Moira. Lisburn railway station is approx. 1mile away. If travelling by car follow signs for the Civic Centre. Ample car parking at the Civic Centre or nearby metered car parks.

traffic

Mainly light traffic throughout except for Blaris Road at times and Moira Main Street. Traffic can be heavy on the Halftown Road at times of events at the Maze/Long Kesh site.

facilities

yes

information for People with a Disability

Suitable for tandems; hand cranks etc.

available publications

Belfast to Ballyshannon Route (part)

Sustrans, major book shops

Links

Lisburn CC Website

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