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Lagan Towpath - Shaws Bridge to Lock Keepers Cottage

A short circular walk along the edge of the River Lagan along tarmac paths. Features of interest along the route include Shaws bridge, the Lock Keepers Cottage and the newly reinstated lock gates.

County

Antrim

Distance

1 miles

OS Map

15

Nearest Town

Belfast

Route Shape

Circular

Route Type

Riverside

Terrain

Flat, tarmaced paths.

Grid Reference (Start)

J324690

Grid Reference (End)

J324690

Point of Interest

Shaws bridge, Lock Keepers Cottage, Lock gates

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Lagan Valley

Route Description

From Shaws bridge car park follow the path that leads along the river, on the left hand side of the bridge. At the first path junction, take a right to continue following the river. Follow this path along the edge of the river. When this path ends, follow the footpath round to the right, passing the car park at the end of Newforge Lane. Continue across the wooden bridge and follow the path for 500 m until you reach the Lock Keepers Cottage. Cross the bridge to the other side of the newly installed lock gates and follow the path to the right. This path will lead you back to Shaws Bridge. Ascend the ramp immediately before Shaws Bridge and cross the bridge back to the car park.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

From the House of Sport roundabout, take the exit towards the Outer Ring, Shaws Bridge car park is 300 m down this road on the right.

Dogs

Dogs are allowed. Keep dogs on a lead.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 3

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible) - (Lock Keepers Inn - open tues-fri 8.30am - 5pm, sat-sun 8am - 6pm, closed mon)
Disabled toilets - (Lock Keepers Inn)
Disabled parking - (Shaws Bridge)

Facilities

Car park at Shaws Bridge.
Refreshments and toilets available half way along the route at the Lock Keepers Inn.

Publication

N/A

Publication Availability

N/A

Walk Location
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Ratings and Comments

★★★★☆
dee watson 18 April, 2018 @ 13:02

beautiful walk and lots of scenery but no bins in and around walk its self lots of poo bags about with poo in them threw dwn not a hood look please install some bins dont destroy this wee treasure.

★★★★☆
Martin Perry 26 February, 2018 @ 21:35

Lovely walk especially for us ones with cameras! A Kingfisher has been sighted though I have yet to photograph him. Coffee's good to.

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