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Walking

Walking on the Lower Bann Navigation

While it is a river navigation, the Lower Bann does not have a linear pathway with public access. Instead the walks lead visitors through the forest and parks that follow the banks of the river.

​​Somerset Riverside Park, Coleraine

This parkland is a narrow strip of semi-natural riverside habitat on the west bank of the Lower Bann River, between Sandelford Bridge and the Cutts Weir. The parkland is an extension of Christie Park although there is a marked difference in the appearance and management of both. Walkers have the opportunity to enjoy approx. 2 ½ km of continuous riverside path through the parks between the Old Bridge in the town centre and the Cutts Weir before crossing the road and proceeding along forest paths within Somerset Forest.

Kilrea Wood

Within the grounds of Portneal Lodge on the Bann Road on the outskirts of Kilrea. Short riverside walk. Car parking available.

Movanagher Wood

Two miles north of Kilrea on the Movanagher Road. Limited walking opportunities. Very limited car parking available.

Castleroe Wood

Situated two miles south of Coleraine on the Curragh Road on the western bank of the Lower Bann River, walkers can enjoy waymarked woodland and riverside walks. Car parking is available

Mountsandel Forest

A mature mixed woodland overlooking the Bann, Mountsandel Forest contains the oldest known human settlement in Ireland. Dating from Mesolithic times - 7000 years B.C. - the excavation site is found next to the fort. There are panoramic views of the Bann which reflect the earlier importance of this area. The forest walk goes from a high point at the fort down to the banks of the Bann, and passes close to the weir at the Cutts. Walk: 2 miles (maximum)

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Ballymoney Town Hall Arts, Museum and Tourist Information

1 Townhead Street
Ballymoney
Antrim
BT53 6BE

4;#Lower Bann Navigation

9;#Walking

6;#Information Centres

Ballyronan Marina & Caravan Park

135a Shore Road Ballyronan, Magherafelt, Londonderry, BT45 6JA

4;#Lower Bann Navigation

2;#Boating;#3;#Canoeing;#6;#Power Sports;#9;#Walking

2;#Places to Visit;#3;#Clubs & Training Centres;#6;#Information Centres;#7;#Marine Services;#9;#Places to Eat/Drink;#10;#Places to Shop;#16;#Places to Stay;#17;#Tours & Trips

Beguided

33 New Row, Kilrea, Co.Londonderry, BT51 5TA

4;#Lower Bann Navigation

9;#Walking

17;#Tours & Trips

Coney Island

Kinnego Marina , Kinnego Marina Oxford island Annaloiste Road, Lurgan, Co Armagh, BT66 6NJ

4;#Lower Bann Navigation

9;#Walking

1;#Activity Provider;#17;#Tours & Trips

Drumaheglis Marina & Caravan Park

36 Glenstall Road Ballymoney BT53 7QN

4;#Lower Bann Navigation

1;#Angling;#2;#Boating;#3;#Canoeing;#6;#Power Sports;#7;#Rowing;#9;#Walking

1;#Activity Provider;#6;#Information Centres;#7;#Marine Services;#16;#Places to Stay

Flowerfield Arts Centre

Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart, Co Londonderry, BT55 7HU

4;#Lower Bann Navigation

9;#Walking

2;#Places to Visit

Funky Monkeys - children's indoor play centre

Funky Monkeys, Unit 5 Pinehurst Retail Park Kitchen Hill, Lurgan, Co Armagh, BT66 6AZ

4;#Lower Bann Navigation

9;#Walking

2;#Places to Visit

Irish World Family History

Irish World Family History, 51 Dungannon Road, Coalisland, Tyrone, BT71 4HP

4;#Lower Bann Navigation

9;#Walking

2;#Places to Visit

Maid of Antrm Cruises

Ballyronan Marina

4;#Lower Bann Navigation

2;#Boating;#8;#Sailing;#9;#Walking

1;#Activity Provider;#17;#Tours & Trips

Peter Pan's Neverland- Childrens Adventure Play Centre

Unit 4 Meadows Retail Park, Portadown, Armagh, BT62 3NJ

4;#Lower Bann Navigation

9;#Walking

2;#Places to Visit

Portrush East Strand Beach

 Portrush East Strand Blue Flag Beach, Causeway Street, Portrush, Antrim

4;#Lower Bann Navigation

9;#Walking

2;#Places to Visit

Xplore Outdoors

15 Glenara Woods, Coleraine, BT51 3TR

4;#Lower Bann Navigation

3;#Canoeing;#5;#Cycling;#9;#Walking

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