Crossmaglen

Cycling Route

Starting at the Square in Crossmaglen the route follows a stretch of the B30 towards Creggan, with its famous graveyard. Turning right here you soon pass the magnificent chapel at Glasdrumman before continuing further south to Ballsmill. Here you turn left, cross the A29 and begin one of several climbs passing through one of the many gaps in the Ring of Gullion.

Take a while to enjoy the scenery at the top before dropping down and following a section of the Poet's Trail cycle route into Mullaghbane. The Ti Chulainn Cultural and Activity Centre here is well worth a visit.

From Mullaghbane the route once again passes up through the hills which give cyclists a wonderful view of Slieve Gullion and the South Armagh, before descending into Silverbridge and turning right for Cullyhanna. From here the route is less demanding as it winds past many small loughs and drumlins where there are ample opportunities for a picnic before returning to Crossmaglen.

Public roads: On Public Road

Getting to the start: From Newry take the A25 towards Camlough and turn left on the B30 towards Lislea. Follow the B30 through Silverbridge and Creggan before coming to Crossmaglen. This road takes you to Crossmaglen town square where the route begins.

Traffic: Mostly on quiet country roads. B30 from Crossmaglen to Creggan can be busy at times.

Nearest town:

Crossmaglen

Distance:

31 miles

OS map:

28

Start Point:

H911151

Finish Point:

H911151

Terrain:

Some relatively demanding hill sections. Well surfaced tarmac roads.

Point of interest:

Glasdrumman Chapel
Ti Chulainn Cultural and Activity Centre

Facilities:

Cafes, pubs, shops and public toilets are available in Crossmaglen.

Accessibility information:

Some sections are relatively hilly. Contact Newry Tourist Information for more details.

Publication:

Poet's Trail Route Map

Publication availability:

Available from sustrans shop

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newry Visitor Information Centre
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