Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure


Lagan Towpath

With over 500,000 recorded visits a year, the 11-mile Lagan Towpath connecting Stranmillis, Belfast with Sprucefield, Lisburn qualifies as the most popular public pathway in Northern Ireland.  It is also an integral part of the award-winning National Cycle Network (NCN) route between Lisburn and Jordanstown via Belfast.  During 2006/7 works undertaken in partnership with SUSTRANS on the Edenderry, Drumbridge and Lambeg sections of towpath have widened and improved the surface to NCN standards, wherever practicable.

The Department of Culture, Arts & Leisure operates on the principle of Leave no Trace and we have a code of conduct which we ask all users of the towpath to abide by.  This code of conduct can be downloaded here.THis opens a Microsoft Word documentOpens new window

Anyone wishing to organise an event, such as a sponsored walk, on the towpath, should notify the Department (as owners) in advance for approval.  To do this please contact denise.stewart@dcalni.gov.uk.

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