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Bann Montaighs Trails
Route Location

Bann Montaighs Trails

These trails embrace the southern shore of Lough Neagh.

CountyArmaghDistance13 miles
Nearest TownPortadownOS Mapsheet 20
Route TypeWoodlandRoute ShapeCircular
AONBOther AreaGrid Ref (Start)J010600
Public RoadsOn Public RoadGrid Ref (End)J010600


While most of the trail is laid in bitumen, some sections are uneven and cyclists should proceed with caution.

Point of Interest

Disused ferry crossing at Charlestown, 'The Fisherman' sculpture in Derrytrasna.

Route Description

The following description is for the longest of the 3 cycles trails and encompasses the other 2. Follow NCN 94 out of Portadown on the eastern side of the Bann (Charlestown Road). Just before reaching the Derrytrasna crossroads, turn left onto the Derryloiste Road. Follow this for 1.2km and at the T junction turn right onto Esky Road. At the next junction turn left onto the Bannfoot Road. While on this road, you can either continue straight on to Charlestown and visit the site of the disused River Bann ferry crossing, or turn right onto the Derrycrow Road. Staying on the Derrycrow Road for 4.5km, at the T junction turn left and this brings you back onto the Bannfoot Road. Stay on this for 800m, then turn left onto Derrytrasna Lane which turns into Ardmore Road. Immediately after Ardmore Church, turn right and right again onto Church Road. Continue on this road until you reach the junction with Pier Rampart. Turn left until you reach the junction at the Derrytrasna Road. Turn right and after 500m, turn left onto Bailiffs Lane. Cycle to the end of this lane to rejoin the Charlestown Road and NCN 94 to bring you back into Portadown.

Getting to the Start

Follow NCN 94 out of Portadown on the eastern side of the Bann (Charlestown Road).


Cyclists will encounter a range of vehicles and traffic flows.


Refreshments are available in Derrytrasna.

Information for People with a Disability

This route does not have accessible toilet facilities.

There are limited facilities available on this route as it is very rural.

Available Publication

Walking and cycling in Craigavon Wetlands Way

Oxford Island TIC Recreation Development Officer - 02838322205


Cycle Hire

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


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