Cycle Northern Ireland -

Oxford Island

Experience the peace and tranquility of Oxford Island National Nature Reserve, on the shores of Lough Neagh, from your bicycle seat. It is a haven for wildlife and the visitor can explore a range of habitats from woodlands to reedbeds.

Nearest TownLurgan
Distance1.5 miles miles
OS Map20
Route TypeLakeland, Woodland
Route ShapeLinear
Public RoadsOff Public Road
AONBOther Area
Grid Ref (Start)J063608
Grid Ref (End)J047620


Bitumen and gravel surfaces

Point of Interest

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
5 Bird hides located around the shore line
Kinnego Marina

Route Description

The route begins where the Kinnego Embankment meets the Annaloiste Road. Follow the bitumen path as far as it goes and this will take you to the Lough Shore and Lough Neagh DIscovery Centre. Retrace your route to take you back onto NCN 9 & 94.

Getting to the Start

By bicycle: Both NCN 9 & 94 pass the entrance to Oxford Island Nature Reserve. Follow these routes from either the Craigavon or Portadown direction.
By car: Exit M1 at junction 10 and folow the brown signs for Oxford Island Nature Reserve. There is significant parking space at the Discovery Centre.
Public Transport: Take the train to Lurgan station and take bus number 53 to Kinnego Embankment.


Cyclists will encounter cars which are also visiting the area. Speed on the main route is controlled using speed bumps.


The parking and toilet facilities at both the Discovery Centre and Kinnego Marina are fully accessible. There are cafe facilities at both venues however opening hours should be checked before arrival to avoid disappointment.

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

Some of the trails around the Island have steps and stiles although most are accessible. There are 2 mobility scooters avilable for use by the public however, the availability of these should be checked before arrival to avoid disappointment.

Available Publication

Walking & Cycling in Craigavon

Oxford Island Discovery Centre TIC


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.