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Orange fern frond on blue background with path nameNewry Canal Way


32 km / 20 miles
The Newry Canal Way follows the towpath of the now disused canal that was the first summit-level canal in the United Kingdom. The mostly off-road route, part of Route 9 National Cycle Network, passes 13 lock gates, Lough Shark, and the villages of Scarva, Poyntzpass and Jerrettspass. Interpretation panels and sculptures are found at several points along the route.

The path forms part of the Ulster Way and connects with the Ring of Gullion Way.


Waymark: Orange fern frond on blue background with path name
Path Type: Northern Ireland Quality Routes
Waymark: Orange fern frond on blue background with path name
Attributes: Northern Ireland Quality Walks
Cycle Route
Start: J012540 - Bann Bridge, Portadown, Armagh
Finish: J085267 - Town Hall, Newry, Armagh
Web Sites: WalkNI - Newry Canal Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Newry Canal Towpath  (Cycle Northern Ireland  - 2014 updated ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Other Paper Maps:
OS (NI) Discoverer
20 (Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland - April 2017)
OS (NI) Discoverer
29 (Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland - April 2011)

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Northern Ireland Quality Routes


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