Follow this beautiful route around the UK's largest lake, taking in the relaxing atmosphere, un-spoilt scenery and secluded bays. Route 94 takes you along quiet lanes and short stretches of off-road path. There are various starting and finishing points around the Lough. Below the route has been broken down into shorter sections.
Ballyronan Marina to Maghery Country Park
This part of the route takes you past Kinturk Cultural Centre, Coyles Cottage, Ardboe Cross and Abbey, Mountjoy Castle, Coney Islands and Washingbay Wetlands.
Maghery Country Park to Kinnego Marina
This section of the route takes you away from the Lough and into the town of Portadown. It crosses the River Bann and then takes you back towards the Lough and in the direction of Kinnego. There is plenty to see and do along the way with Tannaghmore Gardens Farm and Museum, Oxford Island and Lough Neagh Discovery Centre all worth a visit.
Kinnego Marina to Antrim Loughshore Park and Reas wood
This section follows the line of the Lough up towards Antrim and then into the towns of Glenavy and Crumlin. Portmore Lough and Nature Reserve, Rams Island and Greenmount College are all along the way.
Antrim Loughshore Park to Ballyronan
This section of the route travels very close to the Lough between the towns of Randalstown and Toome, passing Antrim Castle, Randalstown Castle, Cranfield Church, Portglenone Forest and Marina.
Things to see and do
- Kinturk Cultural Centre
- Mountjoy Castle
- Coney Islands
- Washingbay Wetlands
- Tannaghmore Gardens Farm and Museum
- Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
- Antrim Castle
- Randalstown Castle
- Portglenone Forest and Marina.
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.