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Cycle NI - Your definitive guide to cycling in Northern Ireland
Ulster Canal Cycle Trail
Route Location

Ulster Canal Cycle Trail

The Ulster Canal Cycle Trail travels through a rich scenic tapestry of lowland lakes and rushing rivers. An array of tourist attractions are situated along the route and include forest parks, historic houses and gallaries with plenty of opportunities to stop at traditional restaurants and pubs to savour local specialities.

CountyArmagh, TyroneDistance48 miles
Nearest TownMagheryOS Map19 & 28
Route TypeParkland and GrasslandRoute ShapeLinear
AONBOther AreaGrid Ref (Start)H923636
Public RoadsOn Public RoadGrid Ref (End)H498259


Gentle Gradients

Point of Interest

With much to see along the route, take time to stop in the local villages and town as well as Peatlands Park, The Argory, Rossmore Forest Park and Clones Stores

Route Description

This route has been sign-posted following the national cycle networks blue signs, with finals on top of poles to indicate Ulster Canal Cycle Trail.

Going from Maghery to Benburb follow the Route 11 signs.

From Benburb to Tynan follow the Route 95 signs.

Going from Tynan to Clones follow the route 91 signs.

If leaving from Clones the same route numbers will be used.

Getting to the Start

Bus Service available:-
Translink - - 0044 (0) 28 9066 6630
Bus Eireann - - 00353 (0) 749121309

If travelling my car, parking facilities are available both at Maghery County Park or if you decide to start from Clones parking facilities are available at Clones Stores.


Majority of road cycling will be on small country route, with a small element on forest track


Along the route there are a number of traditional restaurants cafes, pubs to savour local specialities. Also in the majority of villages and town you pass through public toilet facilities are available.

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

The route is gentle gradients along county roads.

Available Publication

Leaflet of route can be accessed online or my contacting Tourist Information Centres in the area

Contact Tourist Information Centre or Blackwater Regional Partnerhsip Offices on 0044 (0) 28 3756 9000


Cycle Hire

Craigavon Watersports Centre
1 Lake Road, Craigavon,
Phone: 028 3834 2669

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