This trail follows the line of the old Lagan Canal along a tarmac towpath. The path is smooth and flat and is ideal for disabled users, walkers and cyclists. From the canal it is a short distance to the Montiaghs Moss Area of Scientific Interest, an important peat habitat.

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Old Lagan Canal Towpath, Aghagallon

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  • I agree with all the positive comments about the towpath …. I like to walk my dogs there but…. the cyclists!! when oh when are the Council or whomever manages the towpath, going to do something about them before someone gets seriously hurt … a lot of them are so aggressive, rude, don’t bother ringing the bell, and travel at speed in packs …. please address this problem!! its not a cycle track!

    M Roberts at 2:40 pm
  • County Antrim

    Distance 1.5 miles

    OS Map Sheets 19

    Terrain Flat tarmac path

    Nearest Town Aghagallon

    Route Shape Linear

    Grid Reference J08808 63040

    Route Type Riverside

    Route Description

    The walk begins from either Annaghdroghal Bridge where there is limited on-road parking or from Cranagh Bridge where an off-road car park that leads easily onto the towpath itself. From the bridge, walk along the trail until you come to green fencing, and then retrace your steps.

    Point of Interest

    Montiaghs Moss Area and Portmore Lough

    Getting to the start

    Take turn-off for Junction 10 on the M1 and follow the B105 to Aghagallon. Cycling: NCN Route 9 + 94

    Public transport

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    Toilets and refreshments available in Aghagallon