Lagan and Lough Cycle Way

Cycling Route

The route begins at Loughshore Park in Jordanstown. Begin cycling through Whiteabbey village and stop at Hazelbank Park for picture perfect views across Belfast Lough. Continue along North Foreshore Path to Donegal Quay.

Follow the River Lagan through the city enjoying the cityscape views with the Belfast Hills as the backdrop. Keeping to the banks of the River Lagan, you will pass a number of public parks including the National Trust property at Minnowburn and the historic Giant's Ring archaeological site.

Continuing through Lagan Valley Regional Park the route finishes up at the Union Docks in Lisburn, on National Route 9.

**From Whiteabbey to Queen’s Bridge Belfast, this section follows National Route 93 and from Queen’s Bridge Belfast to Lisburn it follows National Route 9**

Public roads: Off Public Road

Getting to the start: Entrance: Union Locks, Blaris Road, Lisburn. See map for other access points.

Traffic: Traffic where roads transact the towpath. Occasional maintenance vehicles

Nearest town:



21 miles

OS map:

15 & 20

Start Point:


Finish Point:



Relatively flat tarmac towpath and coastal route

Point of interest:

Various relics of the old Lagan Navigation system
Laganside area
Sculpture & public arts trails


Refreshments and toilets available at various locations along the route including Island Civic Centre, Lisburn, Cutters Wharf and the Lock-Keeper's Inn, Belfast as well as the Loughshore Cafe in Whiteabbey. Disabled Adult Changing Room and disabled parking available a Island Civic Centre.

Accessibility information:

Relatively flat path with good tarmac surface. The stiles have been removed along the length of the towpath, however the gate is still in place at Shaw's bridge.

Accessible toilet facilities:



The Lagan & Lough Cycle Way Leaflet.

Publication availability:

Lisburn TIC Tel: 028 92660038

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Carrickfergus Museum
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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