GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Newry Canal

20 miles (32 km)

Enjoy a walk or cycle along the Newry Canal on this waterside route in Northern Ireland. The route follows National Cycle Network Route 9 along the canal towpath from Newry to Portadown. It's about 20 miles and makes for a nice, easy cycle or walk. The route passes a series of old stone bridges and pretty locks. The views of the surrounding countryside are great and you should also see lots of water loving wildlife along the way.
The route begins in Newry town centre and heads north to Jerretspass, Poyntzpass and Scarva before finishing in Portadown. Highlights on the route include Lough Shark and Brackagh Nature Reserve near Portadown. A good place for refreshments is the lovely village of Scarva. The canalside village is well known for its park with a bandstand and prize winning floral displays. You can enjoy a snack at the tea rooms and visitor centre.
At Portadown this route links with the Lough Neagh circuit which runs around the largest freshwater lake in Britain and Ireland.

Newry Canal Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Sands' Mill, by the canal in Newry, near the route start

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Jerretspass bridge

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A View of Damolly from Newry Canal tow path

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Steenson's bridge

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Disused bridge on Newry Canal near Poyntzpass

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The remains of the Cusher River Aquaduct and Railway Viaduct crossing the Newry Canal

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Swans near Portadown Golf Club

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Ulster Way Footbridge in Portadown

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GPS Files

GPX File

Newry Canal.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Newry Canal.mmo (right click - 'Save As')