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We enjoyed this part of the Ulster Way finding lovely ruined lock keepers houses, lock gates and loads of swans and their cygnets. A wonderfully flat 18+ miles with many other people and families making god use of the great scenery and well looked after...More
Wonderful welcome for the World Canal Conference today, by Geraldine and other volunteers. What a beautiful location at and around Scarva Basin , and fascinating structures including the wooden cill lock at Poyntzpass. Thank you - we'll be back, and hopefully one day cruise the...More
I am happy to say the towpath is an area which has not been designated as one in which dogs must be kept on leads! It is a fabulos spot, despite many cyclists not adhering to the bylaws of giving way to pefestrians, reducing speed...More
Cycled this towpath from Newry to Portadown and back (approx 18miles/30km. Lovely flat and scenic towpath. Coffee shop at Scarva well worth a visit plus numerous cafes and restaurants in Portadown. We did it reom Newry to Portadown and back again to Newry in one...More
Very popular with cyclists and joggers,plus dog walkers.
Joining at Scarva means parking,a coffee shop and a nice recreation area available.
It's always relaxing along here and you can walk as far as you are fit for.
There is also a bicycle hire shop at...More
From Carnbane to Portadown. And back. (In stages and in some shape or form)
Love this path, lovely to get up close to the herons & watch how the swans and ducks are getting on. On a good day, the pic opportunities are plentiful, some...More
Scenic and historic as a loch house and smithy on the tow path
Can be busy with fast cyclists
Parking is a bit of a distance from the walk
Knock bridge Road where parking is situated can be very busy and care is required as...More
I use the towpath frequently for dog walking. Most people seem to be responsible and remove dog faeces as it happens. There is a minority who have their dogs off the lead. Presumably these produce the fouling some reviewers refer to. The main problem for...More
As cycle routes go this one has all the potential to be a fantastic route to cycle from Portadown to Newry and back. The BIGGEST problem we encountered was Newry and Mournes District Councils short sightedness by placing barriers across the route that were locked....More