Follow the River Blackwater around the estate and cross the industrial age-Bond’s Bridge.

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Argory Blackwater River Walk

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  • This is a nice walk in any season and in particular we enjoy walking along the River Blackwater and watching out for the Kingfishers. These can be seen, if lucky, near the bridge.

    Phil at 7:52 pm
  • County Armagh

    Distance 1.5 miles

    OS Map Sheet 19

    Terrain Variety of surfaces

    Nearest Town Dungannon

    Route Shape Circular

    Grid Reference H871582

    Route Type Riverside, Woodland

    Route Description

    From the carpark follow the sign for Bond’s bridge / ferry path. This starts at the bottom of the carpark. At the end of the path there is a set of large steps. At the top of the steps turn left and go through the kissing gate onto the river bank. Follow the path along the river and keep an eye out for fluttering kingfishers. They lazily fly over water and swoop down to spear fish with their sharp beaks. As the path comes to an end along the river turn left onto the causeway which runs between the meadows. At the end of the causeway you will approach Meadow Cottage. Turn left again and follow the avenue back to the carpark.

    Point of Interest

    Herons and Kingfishers are frequently seen the area

    Getting to the start

    The Argory lies 4 miles from Charlemont. Drivers can leave the M1 at exit 13 and follow the brown signs.

    Public transport

    Translink –

    Dog Policy

    Dogs must be kept on leads except in our specially fenced off dog exercise area


    Tea room, toilet facilities, picnic area and playground Please see the National Trust NI Website for updated opening times. The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility: – Café (wheelchair accessible) – Disabled toilets.

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 3

    • The path may not be hard and firm in all weathers with loose stones (not bigger than 5cm) with occasional tree roots and pot holes and will be at least 1m wide for its entire length.
    • The path will not be steeper than 6° or have a cross slope of greater than 6°.
    • There will not be any obstacles such as steps or stiles and surface breaks will be between 12mm and 75mm in width.
    • There will be a clear head height of greater than 2.10m for the entire length of the route.
    • There will be passing places at least every 150m and rest areas at least every 1km.