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Lagan and Lough Cycle Way

The route begins at Loughshore Park in Jordanstown. Begin cycling through Whiteabbey village and stop at Hazelbank Park for picture perfect views across Belfast Lough. Continue along North Foreshore Path to Donegal Quay.

Follow the River Lagan through the city enjoying the cityscape views with the Belfast Hills as the backdrop. Keeping to the banks of the River Lagan, you will pass a number of public parks including the National Trust property at Minnowburn and the historic Giant's Ring archaeological site.

Continuing through Lagan Valley Regional Park the route finishes up at the Union Docks in Lisburn, on National Route 9.

**From Whiteabbey to Queen’s Bridge Belfast, this section follows National Route 93 and from Queen’s Bridge Belfast to Lisburn it follows National Route 9**

Public roads: Off Public Road

Getting to the start: Entrance: Union Locks, Blaris Road, Lisburn. See map for other access points.

Traffic: Traffic where roads transact the towpath. Occasional maintenance vehicles


21 miles


Relatively flat tarmac towpath and coastal route

Point of interest

Various relics of the old Lagan Navigation system

Laganside area

Sculpture & public arts trails


Refreshments and toilets available at various locations along the route including Island Civic Centre, Lisburn, Cutters Wharf and the Lock-Keeper's Inn, Belfast as well as the Loughshore Cafe in Whiteabbey. Disabled Adult Changing Room and disabled parking available a Island Civic Centre.


The Lagan & Lough Cycle Way Leaflet.

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Lisburn TIC Tel: 028 92660038


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