CRAIGAVON BLACK PATHS


“Craigavon Black Paths”

Not that well known outside of the Upper Bann area, but integral to the mini metropolis of Portadown, Lurgan and the ‘new city’ of Craigavon that stalled in its development, the Black Paths create a network of traffic-free routes of unparalleled density anywhere in Ireland.

ROUTE DETAILS


Length TBC kilometres
Estimate Complete
Timescale Complete
Type Existing pathway network
Border area No
Councils Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council

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EXPLORE THE BLACK PATHS


March 2018: [JH] This map is still a work in progress (sorry!), please feel free to chip in..

GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT


ARMAGH TO PORTADOWN GREENWAY

A 15km route from Portadown along the former Great Northern Railway line, passing by Richhill, to Armagh City.

LISBURN TO LURGAN GREENWAY

Following the route of the Lagan Canal out from Lisburn to Lough Neagh and down towards Lurgan to form a 29km greenway.

NEWRY TO PORTADOWN GREENWAY

A 29km towpath along the disused Newry Canal from Portadown through Scarva and Poyntzpass into Newry City.

PORTADOWN TO DUNGANNON GREENWAY

A 25km route starting up the ‘Derry Road’ from the existing railway station at Portadown across the Blackwater and into Dungannon.

GET INVOLVED


Successful greenway projects are driven by the passion of local people. If you have an update to share, a story to tell about the history of the route or future of the Craigavon Black Paths, or if you want to submit a picture or video to this page, please get in contact.