Cycle Northern Ireland -

Loughgall Country Park

Loughgall Country Park is a mature parkland with areas of commercial conifer woodland, set in 188 hectares. There are 3 walking trails within the Park - Bridle, Orchard and Lakeside, all way marked on a mix of smooth tarmac and gravel surface forest tracks. The Lakeside Trail is unsuitable for bikes but the remaining 2 can be combined to form a fantastic 5 mile cycle route.

Nearest TownArmagh, Portadown
Distance5 miles miles
OS Map19
Route TypeParkland and Grassland
Route ShapeCircular
Public RoadsOff Public Road
AONBOther Area
Grid Ref (Start)H911519
Grid Ref (End)H911519


Mixed Surface Paths

Point of Interest

Play area and junior adventure trail

Route Description

Follow the red triangles where the Bridle Trail cuts through the golf course and cross the 6th tee by the old Lime Kiln and enter the shade of the trees alongside the wall of the Drumilly Road. Remember the trail is used by horse riders, so be prepared to pull over and stop. Pedal back into mature woodland and follow the red triangles right through the trees and join up with the Orchard Walk using blue squares. This takes you around the Old Cope Estate through forests and meadows. It's quite hilly but the views from above overlooking Armagh's orchards are just magnificent. Descend again, crossing the estate's towering lime tree avenue to the picnic area and car park beyond.

Getting to the Start

Loughgall Country Park is located on the B77 Armagh to Portadown Rd.


Traffic-free paths on mixed surfaces


Reception area, car park, toilets, changing rooms, showers, trim trail, junior adventure trail, golf course, coarse fishing lake

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

Route mostly on flat gravel paths

Available Publication

Country Park Brochure

Available from


This information is provided by Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland, The Stableyard, Barnett's Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5PB.

Tel: 028 9030 3930
Fax: 028 9062 6248

Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the information. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions but where such are brought to our attention, the information will be amended accordingly.