Enjoy a relaxed canoe trip on the Lower Bann. This recreational paddle is suitable and open to families, clubs, paddlers of all ages and abilities and can be paddled in any type of craft. So dust down your boat and come and join us on these social paddles. If you don’t have a boat you can hire an open canoe or sea kayak from CANI at a reasonable cost. Appropriate paddling kit should be brought, everyone should also be self sufficient for camping i.e.: food, stove and tent etc
Meet and Trip Plan:
We will meet on Saturday 14th May at access point 3 Newferry East on the Lower Bann Trail for a 10am. Depending on the weather on the day, the trip will be one of the following;
- Newferry East, Lough Beg and return Newferry East
- Newferry East to Portglenone
- Newferry East to Toome
All paddles are subject to weather conditions.
Stretching from Lough Neagh to the Atlantic Ocean, this Canoe Trail provides a unique way to experience the beautiful River Bann. Passing through constantly changing scenery, the trail offers both tranquil waters and some faster flowing sections. The river is also steeped in history dating back to Mesolithic times.
This is a free recreational paddle as part of the Flow Get into Watersports Campaign.
This trip and equipment must be booked before 5.30pm Wednesday 11th May.
You will receive an email on Thursday 12th May with final details of trip.
Please follow links below for more information, maps and location of start point on the Lower Bann River.
The next Recreational Paddle is the; Bann, Newry Canal and Cusher on Saturday 4th June 2016.
Please follow link for the Bann, Newry Canal and Cusher Recreational Paddle.