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Bann Montaighs Trails

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The following description is for the longest of the 3 cycles trails and encompasses the other 2. Follow NCN 94 out of Portadown on the eastern side of the Bann (Charlestown Road). Just before reaching the Derrytrasna crossroads, turn left onto the Derryloiste Road. Follow this for 1.2km and at the T junction turn right onto Esky Road. At the next junction turn left onto the Bannfoot Road. While on this road, you can either continue straight on to Charlestown and visit the site of the disused River Bann ferry crossing, or turn right onto the Derrycrow Road. Staying on the Derrycrow Road for 4.5km, at the T junction turn left and this brings you back onto the Bannfoot Road. Stay on this for 800m, then turn left onto Derrytrasna Lane which turns into Ardmore Road. Immediately after Ardmore Church, turn right and right again onto Church Road. Continue on this road until you reach the junction with Pier Rampart. Turn left until you reach the junction at the Derrytrasna Road. Turn right and after 500m, turn left onto Bailiffs Lane. Cycle to the end of this lane to rejoin the Charlestown Road and NCN 94 to bring you back into Portadown.

Public roads: On Public Road

Getting to the start: Follow NCN 94 out of Portadown on the eastern side of the Bann (Charlestown Road).

Traffic: Cyclists will encounter a range of vehicles and traffic flows.

Start Point:
J010600

Finish Point:
J010600

Distance:
13 miles

Terrain:
While most of the trail is laid in bitumen, some sections are uneven and cyclists should proceed with caution.

Point of interest:
Disused ferry crossing at Charlestown, 'The Fisherman' sculpture in Derrytrasna.

Facilities:
Refreshments are available in Derrytrasna.

Publication:
Walking and cycling in Craigavon Wetlands Way

Publication availability:
Oxford Island TIC Recreation Development Officer - 02838322205

Nearest town:
Portadown

OS map:
sheet 20

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