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Lower Bann Navigation

Lower Bann Navigation

Navigable from Lough Neagh to the sea at the Barmouth, the Lower Bann Navigation is a veritable paradise for recreational activity. With only five locks, rustic stretches of open water allow for leisurely cruising along its historic plains.

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Lower Bann Navigation is a popular area for watersports, angling and cruising. Careful zoning ensures that all activities are conducted with safety and enjoyment in mind. Along the lingering passages of the river, rowing and canoeing are available through a number of active clubs. For adrenaline seekers, waterskiing, power boating and jet skiing are practised in dedicated zones and, in several areas, lessons are offered to novices.

If tranquil beauty and majestic rock formations are more in line with your thinking, take a trip to sea to visit the attractions of the spectacular nearby Causeway Coast, including its picturesque villages and dotted islands. The Giant’s Causeway is Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located close to the Lower Bann Navigation. Seemingly carved by the hands of giants, the resultant topography is rich and steeped in drama and history. The accessible Mountsandel Fort outside Coleraine is the earliest known human settlement in Ireland at 7,000 years old.

As well as being sited near some impressive geological centrepieces, the Lower Bann Navigation traverses an area of scenic beauty and environmental interest. The river basin is teeming with migrant waterfowl, waders and nesting birds. The river itself provides a conduit for migrating eels and salmon as well as a habitat for coarse fish species. The sand dunes at Portstewart near where the river enters the sea are managed as a National Trust nature reserve.

Peaceful strolls through ancient woods, jaunts along glassy canal banks and forays into forests – the Lower Bann offers some great short walks that whisk you through centuries of history and right to the edge of Lough Neagh.

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Abhainn Cruises Boat Tours

33 Loup Road
Toome
County Antrim

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Bann Rowing Club

12 Lismurphy Ave, Coleraine,Co Londonderry,BT51 3QN

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Coleraine Yacht Club

The Marine 4,Portstewart Road,Coleraine,County Londonderry BT52 1RN

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Lough Neagh Tours

Lough Neagh Tours
Lough Neagh Partnership Ltd,
Unit 3 The Marina Centre,
135a Shore Road, Ballyronan,
Magherafelt, Co. Derry BT45 6JA

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Newferry Waterski Club

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Robin Ruddock's Guided Open Canoe and Touring Kayak Tours

Portrush

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Simply Sea Kayak

15 Glenara Woods,Castleroe

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The Edge Watersports

Crannagh Marine, Coleraine

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The Honourable The Irish Society

54 Castleroe Road
Coleraine
Co. Derry
BT51 3RL

4;#Lower Bann Navigation

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The Master McGra & Coney Explorer; Lough Neagh Boat Trips

Kinnego Marina

4;#Lower Bann Navigation

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Tonys Marine Service

10 BALLINDREEN ROAD, Coleraine, BT52 2JU

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Xplore Outdoors

15 Glenara Woods, Coleraine, BT51 3TR

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