Ulster Way A 625 mile (1000km) circular walking route in Northern Ireland

Lagan Towpath

The Lagan Valley Regional Park is a beautiful corridor of greenery springing from the southern districts of Belfast City. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it has at its heart the River Lagan and the Lagan Canal. Using the Lagan Valley Towpath, walkers can follow this historic waterway for 11 miles through a patchwork of parks, mixed woodland, meadows and agricultural land to the city of Lisburn. The gentle yet varied walking on good footpaths is equally suited to both serious walkers and family groups.



12 miles (19.2 km) miles

OS Map

LVRP OS 1:20,000 or OS15&20


This section is along the Lagan Towpath which is a tarmac path with some road crossings.

Start Town/Village


Finish Town/Village



Starts at J346737
Ends at J264629

Points of Interest

Belfast, historic canal and riverside habitats, Lagan Meadows, Clement Wilson Park, Barnett's Demesne, Giant's Ring, Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, Lisburn.