The Bann Boulevard is the perfect place for a short walk or as a starting point for a much longer linear walk. The wide tarmac surface makes the path suitable for all users. The towpath is a shared use path and can be busy at times, however, cyclists should give way to pedestrians.
Point of interest:Point of Whitecoat Bridge where the river splits 3 ways
Terrain:Flat tarmac surface
Route:A convenient car park is located behind The Meadows Shopping Centre delivery area (off Meadow Lane) at the rear of the shopping centre, beside Portadown Boat Club.
From the car park, looking at the river, walk to your right along the tarmac path until you reach the Point of Whitecoat Bridge.
At this point you can cross the bridge and continue along the towpath to Knock Bridge and beyond or return along the same path back to the car park.
Accessible terrain:Flat, wide tarmac path from Portadown to Point of Whitecoat. No gates or stiles along this section of the towpath.
Accessible signage:The walk is marked using the Newry Canal Way waymarkers.
Publication:Walking & Cycling in Craigavon; Newry Canal Way
Publication availability:Contact the Recreation Development Officer in Craigavon Council on 028 3831 1683
Getting to the start by public transport:By rail: Trains pass through Portadown on a frequent basis along the main Belfast - Dublin line.
By bus: A comprehensive bus network services Portadown.
For further information contact:
Buses - Translink - 028 9089 9400
Trains - NI Railways - 028 9089 9411