Belfast to Ballyshannon

This route takes you from Belfast to Ballyshannon via Lisburn, Portadown, Armagh, Dungannon, Cookstown, Omagh, Enniskillen and Belcoo.

Ireland's first coast to coast route begins in Whiteabbey following a largely traffic-free route to Lisburn. You travel up Belfast Lough, the birthplace of the Titanic and you follow the River Lagan into the heart of the beautiful city itself. Towpaths take you onto Lisburn where quiet roads take you to Oxford Island on the shores of Lough Neagh.

From here the route travels along a traffic-free path along the Newry Canal and into the cathedral city of Armagh. From Armagh, you travel to the market towns of Dungannon and Cookstown. The route then passes over the remote Sperrin mountains and Stone Age alignments such as those at Beaghmore. Onto Omagh through quiet roads to Enniskillen and on towards Ballyshannon and the Atlantic Ocean.

Please note

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.

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