Meet and Trip Plan:
The plan for the day is to meet on Saturday 8th April at Access Point 2, Blackwatertown for 10.00am and paddle down to Access Point 5, Bond Bridge.
The Blackwater is an ideal venue providing a trail of 20km for canoeing enthusiasts of any ability. The river lazily meanders through the beautiful countryside of counties Armagh and Tyrone, flowing gently into Lough Neagh. Approximately halfway down the trail, situated on the banks of the river, you will find the Argory – one of the National Trust’s beautifully kept properties – the grounds and house of which are well worth a visit.
The River Blackwater, dividing counties Tyrone and Armagh, has been travelled for thousands of years as a highway. Early Celtic settlers, Viking raiders and English invaders all used it to their advantage. In the early 18th century plans were made to construct the first modern inland waterway system in Ireland. The Blackwater with the Upper Bann, was incorporated into the scheme and the two planned artificial channels became the Newry Canal and the Coalisland Canal (known at the time as the Tyrone Navigation).
To book onto a CANI Recreational Paddle, please complete the booking form below and send to email@example.com
CANI Recreational Paddles:
CANI Members – free
Non Members – £10.00
CANI members – £10.00
Non Members – £15.00
*For hire of a boat, paddle and buoyancy aid. (Please note equipment requirements in ‘Additional Information’ on the booking form.)
If you plan to take part in more than one recreation paddle, why not take out a recreational membership at a cost of £18 per year, or family membership at £25 introductory fee and £5 for each additional member, per year. This would be much more economical, with free recreational paddles to all members and a reduced cost for boat hire.
If you require any further details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 02890738884
This trip and equipment must be booked before 5.30pm Wednesday 5th April.
You will receive an email on Thursday 6th April with final details of trip.
Please follow links below for more information and maps on the Blackwater River.
The next recreational paddle is Saturday 6th May on the Bann, Newry Canal and Cusher.
Please follow link Bann, Newry Canal and Cusher Recreational Paddle.