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Orange fern frond on blue background with path nameUlster Way - Lagan Towpath Quality Section

Belfast, Down

18 km / 11 miles
The Lagan Towpath is an arm of the Ulster Way from Belfast to Lisburn. It meanders through the Lagan Valley Regional Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, along the river and canal system through a variety of wetland, riverside meadows and mixed woodland.

Use Link Section: Belfast to Holywood to reach the next Quality Section: North Down Coastal Path.

MARCH 2023: Ulster Way Lagan Towpath closed in Belfast
An approximately 900m stretch of this LDP has been closed between River Terrace and Albert Bridge, Belfast, due to flood defence work along the west side of the River Lagan. A diversion between Ormeau Bridge (A24) and Albert Bridge (A20) is in place on the other side of the river; the cycle route makes use of Ormeau Embankment and Ravenhill Road. The full cyclists' and walkers' riverside route is expected to be closed until August 2023.


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Path Type: Northern Ireland Quality Routes
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Attributes: Northern Ireland Quality Walks
Cycle Route
National Landscape
Start: J346738 - Central Station, Belfast, Belfast
Finish: J270641 - Union Bridge, Lisburn, Down
Open Date: 2009
Web Sites: WalkNI - Ulster Way - Lagan Towpath

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Lagan Towpath Leaflet  (Lagan Valley Regional Park  - 2011 ) 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.
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OS (NI) Discoverer
15 (Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland - 2016)
OS (NI) Discoverer
20 (Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland - April 2017)

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