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Cycle NI - Your definitive guide to cycling in Northern Ireland
Oxford Island
Route Location
 

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.

CountyArmaghDistance1.5 miles
Nearest TownLurganOS Map20
Route TypeLakeland, WoodlandRoute ShapeLinear
AONBOther AreaGrid Ref (Start)J063608
Public RoadsOff Public RoadGrid Ref (End)J047620

Terrain

Bitumen and gravel surfaces

Point of Interest

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
5 Bird hides located around the shore line
Kinnego Marina

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

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

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 Publication

Walking & Cycling in Craigavon

Oxford Island Discovery Centre TIC

Links

Cycle Hire

Craigavon Watersports Centre
1 Lake Road, Craigavon, www.craigavonactivity.org
Phone: 028 3834 2669

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