The level, traffic-free sections through City Park and the Newry to Portadown Canal are suitable for family or novice cyclists whilst the undulating countryside of County Armagh offers magnificent vistas of Slieve Croob and the distant Mourne Mountains for those wishing to explore the area.
From Portadown, travel south on the Newry Canal Towpath as far as Knock Bridge. Then heading north, you pass the ancient Lisnamintry Rath and Waringstown, before joining routes 94 and 9 past Oxford Island Nature Reserve and Lough Neagh towards Craigavon and the City Park. Craigavon is served by an extensive network of cycle paths taking you back to Portadown.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.