Meet and Trip Plan:
We will meet on Saturday 19th October at Belfast Boat Club at Stranmillis for 10.00am start and will finish back at Belfast Boat Club for around 3.00pm. The day’s paddle will be relaxed, with a few breaks and pleasant lunch stop in the middle, so please bring a lunch along with you.
All paddles are subject to weather conditions.
The River Lagan (from Irish Abhainn an Lagáin, meaning ‘river of the low-lying district’; Ulster Scots: Lagan Wattèr) is a major river in Northern Ireland which runs 53.5 miles (86 km) from the Slieve Croob mountain in County Down to Belfast where it enters Belfast Lough, an inlet of the Irish Sea. The River Lagan forms much of the border between County Antrim and County Down in the east of Ulster. It rises as a tiny, fast-moving stream near to the summit of Slieve Croob; Transmitter Road runs nearby. From here it continues its journey to Belfast through Dromara, Donaghcloney and Dromore. On the lower slopes of the mountain, it is joined by another branch from Legananny (Cratlieve) Mountain, just opposite Slieve Croob. At Dromara, about four miles from its source, its height above the sea is 390 ft (119m). As the river continues on its journey to Belfast, it turns east to Magheralin into a broad plain between the plateaus of Antrim and Down.
The river drains approximately 609 square km of agricultural land and flows over 70 km from the Mourne Mountains to the Stranmillis Weir, from which point on it is estuarine. The catchment consists mainly of enriched agricultural grassland in the upper parts, with a lower section draining urban Belfast and Lisburn. There is one significant tributary, the Ravernet River, and there are several minor tributaries, including the Carryduff River, the River Farset and the Blackstaff River.
To book onto this CANI Recreational Paddle, please click here.
Note: If you are new to CANI, when you select – booking, you will go to the event page. From here you can book the event and equipment. Once you add this to cart, you will be required to sign up as a new user. This will create you as a user in the CANI Go Membership system and then direct you through to payment. Once you have created this new user account, please note your login details for further events.
Alternatively if you would like to avail of the CANI membership benefits you can create a new user account here and then purchase membership. After this you can book the paddle as a member, making the event free and reducing fee for equipment hire.
If you plan to take part in more than one recreation paddle, this would be much more economical.
Note: If you are a CANI member the price you see before adding to cart is the price you will pay. In the cart it will show at full cost but in your Order Summary you will see the discounts. (For example, if you do not hire a boat it will be free for CANI member)
CANI Recreational Paddles:
CANI Members – Free
Non-Members – £10.00
CANI members – £10.00
Non-Members – £15.00
Note: When hiring a boat, this will include paddles and buoyancy aids.
If you require any further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 02895438094.
This trip and equipment must be booked before 5.30pm Wednesday 25th Sept 2019.
You will receive an email on Thursday 26th September with final details of trip.
Please follow links below for more information, maps and location of start point on the Lagan River.
The next recreational paddle is the CANI Annual Turkey and Pudding Recreational Paddle on Friday 27th December 2019.