An extensive network of walking and cycling paths are set within the Parkland around the Craigavon Lakes and are suitable for disabled users and families and incorporate the National Cycle Network Route 9. The route around the two lakes is 3 miles, but there are many more paths besides.
Distance 3 miles
OS Map Sheet 20
Terrain Varied surfaces & shared paths
Nearest Town Craigavon
Route Shape Circular
Grid Reference J048569
Route Type Forest, Lakeland, Parkland & Grassland
From the Craigavon Watersports Centre car park, start walking on the wide tarmac path beside the lake and walk in either a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction, keeping the lake to one side. For the first half of the walk, follow the signs for Tannaghmore Gardens. Once you have reached the gardens, follow the signs for Craigavon Water Sports Centre to return to the car park. During the walk, you will come to two bridges. You must pass under these in order to complete the circuit of both lakes. It will take approximately 45mins – 1hr to complete the walk and at one point you may be up to 100metres from the waters edge.
When you approach the railway line, you may want to take a short detour into the Local Nature Reserve on either side of the railway line, to view the wildflowers, butterflies and orchids, however it should be noted that the path for this walk has yet to be laid and is therefore currently unsuitable for disabled users and pushchairs.
Craigavon Watersports Centre, Tannaghmore Gardens
From the M1 take junction 10 and follow signs to Craigavon Centre. Look for signs to the Watersports Centre at roundabout 3.
Translink – journeyplanner.translink.co.uk
Toilets and refreshments are available from the Craigavon Watersports Centre and Tannaghmore Animal Farm. The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility: – Disabled toilets – Disabled parking.
- 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.