With over 500,000 recorded visits a year, the 12-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.
Anyone wishing to organise an event, such as a sponsored walk, on the towpath, should contact the Department (as owners) in advance for approval.
The Lagan Canal Towpath at Edenderry will be closed from Monday 15 April 2013 for a period of three weeks to facilitate essential improvement works. 750m of path is to be refurbished, starting at a point 325m upstream of Gilchrist Bridge leading towards Drumbridge. The Department apologies for any inconvenience caused. We hope this information will help you in planning an alternative route.