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Oxford Island

Experience the peace and tranquility of Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, on the shores of Lough Neagh, from your bicycle seat. It is a haven for wildlife and the visitor can explore a range of habitats from woodlands to reedbeds.

County

Armagh

Nearest Town

Lurgan

Route Type

Lakeland

AONB

Other Area

Grid Ref (Start)

J063608

Distance

1.5 miles

OS Map

20

Route Shape

Linear

On/Off Road

Off Public road

Grid Ref (End)

J047620

terrain

Bitumen and gravel surfaces

route description

The route begins where the Kinnego Embankment meets the Annaloiste Road. Follow the bitumen path as far as it goes and this will take you to the Lough Shore and Lough Neagh DIscovery Centre. Retrace your route to take you back onto NCN 9 & 94.

getting to the start

By bicycle: Both NCN 9 & 94 pass the entrance to Oxford Island Nature Reserve. Follow these routes from either the Craigavon or Portadown direction. By car: Exit M1 at junction 10 and folow the brown signs for Oxford Island Nature Reserve. There is significant parking space at the Discovery Centre. Public Transport: Take the train to Lurgan station and take bus number 53 to Kinnego Embankment.

traffic

Cyclists will encounter cars which are also visiting the area. Speed on the main route is controlled using speed bumps.

facilities

The parking and toilet facilities at both the Discovery Centre and Kinnego Marina are fully accessible. There are cafe facilities at both venues however opening hours should be checked before arrival to avoid disappointment.

information for People with a Disability

Some of the trails around the Island have steps and stiles although most are accessible. There are 2 mobility scooters avilable for use by the public however, the availability of these should be checked before arrival to avoid disappointment.

available publications

Walking & Cycling in Craigavon

Oxford Island Discovery Centre TIC

Cycle hire

Craigavon Watersports Centre
1 Lake Road Craigavon www.craigavonactivity.org
Email: watersports.centre@craigavon.gov.uk
Phone: 028 3834 2669
Web: www.craigavonactivity.org

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