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Wetlands Way - Birches and Maghery (3 walks)

These 3 circular routes are suitable for walking, cycling and horseriding. These walks embrace the south western shore of Lough Neagh and take in a rural area rich in wildlife and natural habitat.




5, 5.5 & 12 miles

OS Map

Sheet 19

Nearest Town

Maghery, Co. Armagh

Route Shape


Route Type



90% minor roads

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Coney Island and River Bann

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

The starting points to the walk are in Maghery Country Park, Peatlands Park or anywhere along the route. To complete the walk you will need the leaflet 'Walking & Cycling in Craigavon'. The trail card shows a map of the 3 routes - the Blue route (8km/ 5 miles), Orange route (8.85km/ 5,5 miles) and the Black route (19.3kms/ 12 miles)

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Take turn-off for Junction 12 on the M1 and follow signs to Maghery.


Toilets and refreshments are available at the Peatlands Park, Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Lurgan, Maghery Country Park, Craigavon Watersports Centre, Craigavon and the Cascades Leisure Centre, Portadown.


Walking and Cycling in Craigavon

Publication Availability

Contact the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre on 02838322205

Walk Location
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Ratings and Comments

Wayne Donaldson 6 June, 2016 @ 11:34

Done the black walk at the weekend and wasn't a fan at all. Walking on roads the majority of the time wasn't too relaxing and the only part I enjoyed was through the Peatlands. Wouldn't do this walk again.

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