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Craigavon Lakes

An extensive network of walking and cycling paths are set within the Parkland around the Craigavon Lakes and are suitable for disabled users and families and incorporate the National Cycle Network Route 9. The route around the two lakes is 3 miles, but there are many more paths besides.




3 miles

OS Map

Sheet 20

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Forest, Lakeland, Parkland & Grassland


Varied surfaces & shared paths

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Craigavon Watersports Centre, Tannaghmore Gardens

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

From the Craigavon Watersports Centre car park, start walking on the wide tarmac path beside the lake and walk in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction, keeping the lake to one side. For the first half of the walk, follow the signs for Tannaghmore Gardens. Once you have reached the gardens, follow the signs for Craigavon Water Sports Centre to return to the car park. During the walk, you will come to two bridges. You must pass under these in order to complete the circuit of both lakes. It will take approximately 45mins – 1hr to complete the walk and at one point you may be up to 100metres from the waters edge.

When you approach the railway line, you may want to take a short detour into the Local Nature Reserve on either side of the railway line, to view the wildflowers, butterflies and orchids, however it should be noted that the path for this walk has yet to be laid and is therefore currently unsuitable for disabled users and pushchairs.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

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Getting to the Start (by Car)

From the M1 take junction 10 and follow signs to Craigavon Centre. Look for signs to the Watersports Centre at roundabout 3.

Getting to the Start (on Foot)

By Bike - Cyclists can access the path from routes 9 & 94 of the National Cycle Network.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 3

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled toilets
Disabled parking


Toilets and refreshments are available from the Craigavon Watersports Centre and Tannaghmore Animal Farm.


Walking + Cycling in Craigavon.

Publication Availability

Contact the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre on 028 3832 2205 or available to download on this webpage.

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Ratings and Comments

LARA 16 April, 2018 @ 16:55

fabulous facility. swans are currently in residence and daffodils in bloom along many sections. However, please note that work is currently ongoing and the watersports centre carpark is closed. The signage says alternate parking is available off roundabout 2. good cleanliness in regards to dog poo and minimal general litter - nice to see. make sure you have some layering as even on a sunny day the breeze off the water can be chilly

kirsty 2 February, 2017 @ 11:45

Brilliant for walking around and fishing :)

Jacqueline Grimes 21 July, 2014 @ 16:48

Lovely to walk round with the dog in the mornings

Gerry mc cann 29 January, 2012 @ 10:36

this is a really beautiful walk in the mornings

Peter 21 February, 2010 @ 15:12

Brilliant walk, at a brisk rate can burn about 300 calories! :)

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