|Route Details||Itineraries||Offers||Day/Short Breaks|
The Loughshore Trail is a unique cycleway, not only because of its location but because it uses quiet country lanes and consists of mainly flat terrain. As well as providing breathtaking views the trail also incorporates over 30 major sites of interest including marinas, nature reserves, parks and sites of archaeological interest.
|County||Antrim, Armagh, Down, Londonderry, Tyrone||Distance||113 miles|
|Nearest Town||Antrim||OS Map||14 19 20|
|Route Type||Lakeland||Route Shape||Circular|
|AONB||Other Area||Grid Ref (Start)||J140871|
|Public Roads||On Public Road||Grid Ref (End)||J140871|
When cycling the Loughshore Trail it is advisable to purchase the route map from www.sustrans.org.uk.
The route can be completed in one day or over a few days starting at various points around the Lough. A four day trip is suggested below.
Ballyronan Marina to Maghery Country Park (23 miles)
This part of the route follows minor country roads which passes numerous attractions. Some of which are Kinturk Cultural Centre, Coyles Cottage, Ardboe Cross and Abbey, Mountjoy Castle, Coney Islands and Washingbay Wetlands.
Maghery Country Park to Kinnego Marina (32 miles)
This route does not follow along the Lough all the way, it verves off further away from the Lough passing through the town of Portadown, crosses the River Bann and back up again towards the Lough heading to Kinnego. Along the way you can stop off at Craigavon Wateresports Centre, Tannaghmore Gardens Farm and Museum, Oxford Island and Lough Neagh Discovery Centre.
Kinnego Marina to Antrim Loughshore Park and Reas wood (33 miles).
Most of this route travels along side the Lough up towards Antrim through the towns of Glenavy and Crumlin. It passes Gawleys Gate Inn, Portmore Lough and Nature Reserve, Rams Island and Greenmount College.
Antrim Loughshore Park and Reas Wood to Ballyronan Marina (25 miles)
This route runs very close to the Lough between the towns of Randalstown and Toome, where it also passes attractions such as Antrim Castle, Randalstown Castle, Cranfield Church, Portglenone Forest and Marina.
This route has accessible toilet facilities.
The Loughshore Trail Brochure Route 94 NCN The Loughshore Trail Discover Lough Neagh Brochure
just done loughshore trail 6th and 7th sept with my two cousins who have never cycled before and with bikes loaded up for camping, we really enjoyed it though it could've been better sign posted in quite few places, good job we're from ni and know our way. this was for my 40th and we've started planning our next trip
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