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Derrytrasna Loop

Starting at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre and Oxford Island Nature Reserve this route follows the shoreline before heading into the urban town of Craigavon. The route passes many points of interest. Bike hire is available nearby.

County

Armagh

Nearest Town

Craigavon

Route Type

Lakeland

AONB

Other Area

Grid Ref (Start)

J049622

Distance

26 miles

OS Map

20

Route Shape

Circular

On/Off Road

On Public road

Grid Ref (End)

J049622

terrain

Pubic roads and tarmac paths.

route description

As this route is quite detailed, it is advisable to purchase a NCN 94 Loughhshore Trail Map. The starting point is at The Lough Neagh Discovery Centre and can be followed in either direction.

getting to the start

Route Number NCN 94 The Loughshore Trail. The Lough Neagh Discovery is signposted off the M1 Motorway. Bus transport is available from Craigavon Town Centre. Car Parking is available at The Discovery Centre and also Kinnego Marina.

traffic

Cyclists will experience traffic en route especially approaching the town of Criagavon. Part of this cycle way is on traffic free paths.

facilities

Restaurant, Car Parking and Toilet facilities are available at The Lough Neagh Discovery Centre.

information for People with a Disability

Disabled access at Lough Neagh Discovery Centre.

available publications

National Cycle Network (NCN) 94 The Loughshore Trail Route Map. Also free Loughshore Trail brochure.

Map available to buy from www.sustrans.co.uk. Brochure available to download from www.loughshoretrail.com or www.discoverloughneagh.com. Also available from Tourist Information Centres around the Lough.

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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Really enjoyed this route. Easy gradients and pretty good road surfaces make the going good. Some really nice picturesque streches along the shores of Lough Neagh, with fine views of the Lough. Also good to see mouth of Upper Bann. Only problem is the notorious Lough Neagh flies, so great care is needed to avoid getting them in eyes and mouth - a potential hazard. Would probably be better outside summer "fly season". Would definitely like to do this route again.

John C
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