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Lagan Canal Towpath

This trail follows the line of the old Lagan Canal along a tarmac towpath. The path is smooth and flat and is ideal for disabled users, walkers and cyclists. From the canal it is a short distance to the Montiaghs Moss Area of Scientific Interest, an important peat habitat.




1.5 miles

OS Map

Sheets 19

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type



Flat tarmac path

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Montiaghs Moss Area and Portmore Lough

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Lagan Valley

Route Description

The walk begins from either Annaghdroghal Bridge where there is limited on-road parking or from Cranagh Bridge where an off-road car park that leads easily onto the towpath itself. From the bridge, walk along the trail until you come to green fencing, and then retrace your steps.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

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Getting to the Start (by Car)

Take turn-off for Junction 10 on the M1 and follow the B105 to Aghagallon. Cycling: NCN Route 9 + 94


Toilets and refreshments available in Aghagallon


Walking and Cycling in Craigavon

Publication Availability

Contact the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre on 028 3832 2205

Walk Location
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