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Maze, Moira and Maghaberry
Route Location
 

Maze, Moira and Maghaberry

Following quiet roads this ride heads west towards Moira then steady climbing to Maghaberry. Some steep descents with sharp bends before returning to Lisburn on the Lagan Towpath. Also includes a short section with busy fast-moving traffic

CountyAntrimDistance21
Nearest TownLisburnOS Map21
Route TypeUrbanRoute ShapeCircular
AONBLagan ValleyGrid Ref (Start)J273645
Public RoadsOn Public RoadGrid Ref (End)J273645

Terrain

Relatively flat along the Lagan Valley but the route climbs up to Meghaberry before several fast descents with sharp bends before returning to the flat towpath.

Point of Interest

Lagan Canal; River Lagan, Lisburn’s Civic Centre; Former Union Locks; Lagan Valley Regional Park;

Route Description

Leaving Lisburn by the Lagan Towpath, Blaris and Bog Roads to Maze Village the ride continues towards Moira via the Lurganure Road to Broomhedge. Continuing on the Halfpenny Gate, Inishloughlin and Laney Roads before passing over the motorway on Hillsborough Road to Moira Main Street. Continue on Station Road and pass Moira railway station before swinging left into Chestnut Hill Road. At the next crossroads turn right and reach the A26 Turn left and take care as the traffic can be heavy and fast, though there is a well surfaced hard shoulder. In just over a half a mile be prepared to turn right into Hammonds Road to reach Meghaberry. From here turn left onto Mullaghcarton road then the ride climbs slowly. In approx. 2 miles turn right into Drumcill Road, take the first left then a steep descent leads to a T junction. Turn right then keep left into Cross Lane then the first left into Lissue Lane. At the next T turn right and continue to the traffic lights at the Moira Road. Go straight over then take the first left into Blaris Road and continue 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 at Moira Main Street. Traffic can be heavy and fast on the short stretch of the A26

Facilities

Restaurant in the Civic Centre and numerous cafés close by in Lisburn City centre. Several bike shops in Lisburn

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

Suitable for tandems; hand cranks etc.

Available Publication

Belfast to Ballyshannon Route (part)

Sustrans, major book shops

Links

Lisburn CC website

Maps and Downloads

The following downloads are available for Maze, Moira and Maghaberry:

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