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Newry Canal Towpath

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Address: Main Street, Scarva, Northern Ireland

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Largely traffic free cycling/walking

I regularly walk my dog from Carnbane in Newry towards Jerrettspass but I also cycle from Newry to Scarva and beyond. It can be busy all along the route to Scarva with both... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2015
Newry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

As cycle routes go this one has all the potential to be a fantastic route to cycle from Portadown to Newry and back. The BIGGEST problem we encountered was Newry and Mournes District Councils short sightedness by placing barriers across the route that were locked. I and one of my sons ride recumbent tricycles and found the barriers to low... More 

Thank David M
Banbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Scarva Towpath is a brilliant peaceful walk as I need to walk on flat ground this suits me perfectly and I always bring my dog with me. It's quiet and full of wildlife such as rabbits, hares, birds, ducks etc

2 Thank NattashaShannon
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Me and my dog walk from the Newry end right through to Carnbane sometimes we would go further depending on the weather. It is such a lovely walk with nature all around. Watch out for the cyclists though as some tend to come right up behind you and if they're coming towards you they don't seem to move over a... More 

Thank Vicky E
Banbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2015

The tow path is a lovely ‘traffic free’ way to enjoy the Irish countryside - on foot or on bicycle. The surface is also ideal for wheel chair users and for parents with young child in prams or buggies. The lush vegetation and trees on either side of the canal provide an ever changing and evolving landscape. If you are... More 

1 Thank mariposa888
Newry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

I regularly walk my dog from Carnbane in Newry towards Jerrettspass but I also cycle from Newry to Scarva and beyond. It can be busy all along the route to Scarva with both pedestrians and cyclists especially in good weather but it is a pleasant cycle in beautiful countryside and untaxing due to being largely flat and even. There is... More 

Thank JPM_Newry
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 July 2015

The towpath runs the river ban from Portadown to Newry I would ride it a lot over the summer there are always ones out walking dogs keeping fit runners power walkers ones fishing of the banks it's a nice place to be on a sunny nite there is a lot of work going on cleaning the banks back new fishing... More 

1 Thank Sandra H
Newry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

Seems popular for long distance walkers and bicycle users. Easy to get knocked down by cyclists who whoosh past with no warning. A lot of places along its 9 miles or so to join the path. Incidently I walk my dog and clean up.

1 Thank frankm654
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 September 2014

My wife and I walked part of the Newry Canal Towpath for the first time today - what a hidden gem it is. We drove to Poyntzpass where we parked near the Railway Station and easily found the signpost for the path. We decided to walk to Scarva which is about 3 miles away. The path is flat smooth and... More 

8 Thank Peter582014
Larne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

As someone from Newry I have often felt the canal was wasted over the years so this a nice day out for our walk on a good path with a flat surface. The one problem is the speeding cyclists who surge up behind you without any warning, and who could cause an accident. I suppose they are too trendy to... More 

2 Thank HabLeaf
Portadown, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

The towpath from Portadown to Newry is great for walking or biking with great scenery and lots of places to stop and watch the world going by. Call at Scarva or Poyntzpass for something to eat or drink for a break.

Thank Andrew G

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