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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.



Nearest Town


Route Type

Parkland and Grassland


Other Area

Grid Ref (Start)



48 miles

OS Map

19 & 28

Route Shape


On/Off Road

On Public road

Grid Ref (End)



Gentle Gradients

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

The route is gentle gradients along county roads.

available publications

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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brillant ,,,,,,,wish there was more like it,,,,,,

michael holbrook
Funders Outdoor Recreation NI Leave No Trace NIEA DoE HPA
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