Lagan and Lough Cycleway cycle route

Lagan and Lough Cycleway overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐

The Lagan and Lough Cycleway is a (mostly) traffic-free route, running from Jordanstown, though Belfast, to Lisburn. There are some segments along busier roads, but on shared pavements alongside the road. There are also several short segments along (normally) quiet roads.

The route shown on the map has a bit added on (specifically the Newtownabbey Way), and starts at Mossley Mill, making it 23.6 miles long. This route offers stunning sea views, and blissful canal-side cycling,

Photos are by Anne Ramsey and SouthwestCyclist


Pretty much throughout its length, this route has a good, sealed surface.


Most kinds of bicycles will be able to use this route.


There are toilets at the start, 4.2 miles in (but slightly off the trail, in Hazelbank Park), various places in Belfast, and again in Lisburn (but not directly on the path).

Points of Interest

You will cycle right past the docks where the Titanic was launched from. Also consider visiting HMS Caroline.

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I’m not aware of any barriers along the route. However, there are a few narrow bridges where cyclists should dismount. Trikes and most cargo bikes may not be able to get through.


Safety: ⭐⭐
Hilliness: ⭐⭐⭐
Refreshment stops: ⭐⭐
Barriers: ⭐⭐⭐
Surface: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Overall: ⭐⭐⭐

Forecast for the Lagan and Lough cycle route

What it looks like

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This video from Anne Ramsey shows part of the route.

See also  Two Tunnels Greenway

More Routes

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DayCycle routes are routes can can easily be cycled by most people in a day, or part of a day. Do have a look at all the other DayCycle routes available on WillCycle. Many contain detailed route guides, as well as embedded maps (like the one below) from which you can download the GPX file for the route.

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