Scarva to Aughnacloy
Link Section linking Quality Section – Newry Canal Way to Quality Section – Sliabh Beagh Way; following an intricate series of rural roads taking in Tandragee, Clare Glen, Armagh, Killylea and Caledon.
There are transport links between these Quality Sections.
OS Map 19, 20 & 29
Terrain An intricate series of rural roads with short sections of woodland paths at Clare Glen and some off-road sections in Armagh city.
Nearest Town Scarva
Route Shape Linear
Grid Reference J061454
Route Type Link Section
This is a Link section therefore walkers are advised to make use of the public transport links between Scarva and Aughnacloy.
The best route is to continue walking along Quality Section – Newry Canal Way to Portadown where direct public transport links are available. All transport links to Aughnacloy pass through Portadown so walkers should continue walking along this excellent off-road route.
The alternative is to follow an intricate series of rural roads taking in Tandragee, Clare Glen, Armagh, Killylea and Caledon.
The route is not signposted on the ground.
For those walkers determined to complete of full circuit of Northern Ireland then accurate maps of this Link section are available to download.
When walking on road sections please observe the Highway Code and it is advised to wear high visibility clothing.
Leave the towpath at Scarva Bridge and follow minor roads westwards along NCN CYCLE ROUTE 91: via – Terryhoogan Road, Bunkers Hill, Old School Road, Scarva Road, Tandragree, Markethill Road, Clare Glen, Old Clare Road, Clare, Lough Road, Moss Road, Tannaghmore Road, Deryraine Road, Drumbee More Raod, Ballynahonemore Road, Armagh, The Mall, Russell St, Cathedral Close, Callan St, Windmill Hill, Callan Bridge, Callan River Path, Killylea Road, Navan Fort Road, Killylea, Tynan, Caledon Bridge, Caledon, Minterburn Road, Annaghasallagh Road, Glendavagh Road, Glencrew Road, Laneway, Dungannon Road to Aughnacloy.
The laneway from Glencrew to near Aughnacloy (trackbed of the old Clogher Valley Railway) is blocked with a barbed wire fence at the Aughnacloy end (grid reference 672524), and then by the grounds of a new house. It can be diverted by using the B128 and Glencrew Road.