The Bann Boulevard is the perfect place for a short walk or as a starting point for a much longer linear walk. The wide tarmac surface makes the path suitable for all users. The towpath is a shared use path and can be busy at times, however, cyclists should give way to pedestrians.

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Bann Boulevard – Portadown

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  • i have waked this section and a few other sections of the river bann walk, all are on flat ground beautifull scenery all along the bann up to newry

    sid irwin at 11:57 am
  • County Armagh

    Distance 0.8 miles

    OS Map 20

    Terrain Flat tarmac surface

    Nearest Town Portadown

    Route Shape Linear

    Grid Reference J013540

    Route Type Riverside

    Route Description

    A convenient car park is located behind The Meadows Shopping Centre delivery area (off Meadow Lane) at the rear of the shopping centre, beside Portadown Boat Club.

    From the car park, looking at the river, walk to your right along the tarmac path until you reach the Point of Whitecoat Bridge.

    At this point you can cross the bridge and continue along the towpath to Knock Bridge and beyond or return along the same path back to the car park.

    Point of Interest

    Point of Whitecoat Bridge where the river splits 3 ways

    Getting to the start

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    Public transport

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    Car park. The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility: – Disabled parking.

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 2

    • The path can be expected to be hard and firm with some loose stones (not bigger than 1cm) and will be at least 1.2m wide for its entire length.
    • The path will not be steeper than 5° or have a cross slope of greater than 5°.
    • There will not be any obstacles such as steps or stiles and surface breaks will be a max of 12mm in width.
    • There will be a clear head height of at least 1m wide and 2.1 in height for the entire length of the route.
    • There will be passing places at least every 150m and rest areas at least every 300m.