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Wetlands Way - The Bann Montaighs Trails (x3)

The land to the east of the River Bann is known as the Bann Montiaghs, the latter being the Gaelic word for Bogland. It comprises numerous quiet country roads which will take the traveller in to the rural heart of this region giving the opportunity for contemplation and enjoyment.




5, 6.5 & 13 miles

OS Map

Sheet 20

Nearest Town

Derrymacash, Co. Armagh

Route Shape


Route Type



90% minor roads

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Oxford Island Nature Reserve and Lough Gullion

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

The starting points to the walk are Oxford Island, Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Emersons Harbour and Bannfoot.

To complete the 3 walks follow the map published in the 'Walking & Cycling in Craigavon' leaflet - this shows green (8km/ 5 miles), red (10.4km/ 6.5 miles) and purple (20.9km/ 13miles)routes.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Take turn-off for Junction 10 on the M1 and follow sign posts for Derrymacash. Cycling: NCN Route 94


Toilets and refreshments are available at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Lurgan & Peatlands Park, Dungannon.


Walking and Cycling in Craigavon

Publication Availability

Contact the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre on 02838322205

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
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Ratings and Comments

Michael Bond 19 March, 2008 @ 10:33

Really good maps and text, quite diverse, don`t forget the seniors, 60 and over or those with health problems.

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