Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure

With over 1,000,000 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.

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