National Cycle Network Route 9 between Belfast and Lisburn is currently being diverted in the vicinity of Clement Wilson Park, due to the pedestrian and cycle bridge at Newforge being closed because of safety concerns. A new bridge is scheduled to be opened in August 2013. Please use the alternative route between Shaw's Bridge and Canal Bridge at Lock Keeper's Inn as shown on this map. Cycle slowly as the canal towpath is narrow in places.
The Lagan and Lough Cycle Way on National Cycle Network Route number 93 and 9 is a 21 mile mostly traffic-free cycle and walking route connecting Lisburn, Belfast and Jordanstown. The route is suitable for novice and family cyclists of all ages and abilities and passes along the waterside of the Lagan Towpath and Belfast Lough.
|County||Antrim, Down||Distance||21 miles|
|Nearest Town||Whiteabbey||OS Map||15 & 20|
|Route Type||Coastal, Riverside||Route Shape||Linear|
|AONB||Lagan Valley, Other Area||Grid Ref (Start)||J368838|
|Public Roads||Off Public Road||Grid Ref (End)||J260624|
The route begins at Loughshore Park in Jordanstown. Begin cycling through Whiteabbey village and stop at Hazelbank Park for picture perfect views across Belfast Lough. Continue along North Foreshore Path to Donegal Quay.
Follow the River Lagan through the city enjoying the cityscape views with the Belfast Hills as the backdrop. Keeping to the banks of the River Lagan, you will pass a number of public parks including the National Trust property at Minnowburn and the historic Giant's Ring archaeological site.
Continuing through Lagan Valley Regional Park the route finishes up at the Union Docks in Lisburn, on National Route 9.
**From Whiteabbey to Queen’s Bridge Belfast, this section follows National Route 93 and from Queen’s Bridge Belfast to Lisburn it follows National Route 9**
This route has accessible toilet facilities.
The Lagan & Lough Cycle Way Leaflet
Could cyclists using this route please note that it begins at the Loughshore carpark - many cyclists are starting this route by riding (often at speed) along the pavement from the University entrance before the start of the cycle path, and causing a dangerous hazard to pedestrians.
What a wonderful day out. Cycled from Hazlebank to Lisburn and back with a pit stop at the Lock Keepers Cottage for some seriously good coffee. Scenery fantastic. Must be wonderful to see in the Autumn. A must for anyone who cycles.
WOonderful route. I rode this in the autum when it was really quiet and was so impressed that I have friends coming from England to cycle N Ireland in August and just had to have this ride included in the route. Lovely coffee stops along the way makes it a really good day out
I cycled this route (93) this morning and I really enjoyed it, although it was only from Mossley Mill to Belfast and back it was idyllic and next time I'm bringing a camera.
brilliant scenary, nice biking experience, very enjoyable!
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