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

Moyola Cycle Route

A gentle cycle along the flat leafy lanes between Tobermore and Maghera criss-crossing the Moyola River.

Maghera, which means 'Plain of the Fort' is a site of religious significance from ancient times. Tirnoney Dolmen and Granaghan Old Church lie outside the town and you can also visit the mass rock at Kearney's Glen.

CountyLondonderryDistance11 Miles
Nearest TownMaghera or TobermoreOS Map8
Route TypeParkland and Grassland, RiversideRoute ShapeCircular
AONBSperrinsGrid Ref (Start)H832967
Public RoadsOn Public RoadGrid Ref (End)H832967


Leafy lanes and Meandering Rivers

Point of Interest

St Lurach's Church dates back to the 10th century. The crucifixion sculpture above the doorway is said to be the oldest in Ireland.

Route Description

Route Signing: The '9' signage will guide you along the Moyola Cycle Route.

Advice & Recommendations: Take care when crossing the busy A6

Local Tourist Information Points:

- Information Panel located in Maghera Town Centre

- Nearest Tourist Information Centre, Magherafelt

Tel: 028 7963 1510

Cycle Shop:

- The nearest cycle shops are located in Castledawson and Moneymore

Ulsterbus Public Transport:

- Magherafelt

Tel: 028 7963 2218

Getting to the Start

Begin at Maghera Town Centre. Follow the '9' signage to guide you along the Moyola Cycle Route.


Take care when crossing the busy A6


Public Houses are located in Maghera and Tobermore

Shops are located in Maghera and Tobermore

Public Conveniences are located in Maghera and Tobermore

Cafes are located in Maghera

A Post Office is located in Maghera

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

The lanes are flat and leafy

Available Publication

The Moyola Cycle Route Leaflet

Obtainable from Magherafelt Tourist Information Centre. Tel: Tel: 028 7963 1510


Cycle Hire

Sperrins Cycle Breaks
John Donaghy, An Cregan Visitor Centre, Creggan, OMAGH
Phone: 028 8076 1112

Maps and Downloads

The following downloads are available for Moyola Cycle Route:

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