Lough Neagh Coney Island Overnight Recreational Paddle – Saturday 6th to Sunday 7th August

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 6th August at (Blackwater Trail Map) Access Point 5, Bonds Bridge for a 10.00am start and finish at Access Point 7, Maghery on Sunday 7th August for around 2.00pm . The two day’s paddle will be relaxed and we will spend our night camping on Coney Island, please bring enough food and water for the camping trip.

If the weather conditions are not right for the Coney Island trip, an alternative trip to Lough Erne will be put on instead. Details of this will be sent out in the email before the trip.

All paddles are subject to weather conditions.

Venue Description:
Lough Neagh is the United Kingdom’s largest inland lake with a shoreline of over 90 miles/150km. Paddlers can explore the numerous bays and inlets around the Lough or the vast expanse of open water whilst observing a diversity of wildlife and historical sites.

In the days when waterways provided a means of transporting goods Lough Neagh was an important hub which linked the Lagan, the Blackwater and Ulster and Newry canals. Today the main water based transport is by sand barges which remove sand from the Lough bed and transfer it to quays on the northern and eastern shores.  A unique and diverse shoreline together with the vastness of open water provides for the novice and experienced paddlers, while the rich wild life – the Lough being an important conservation area- and numerous historical sites ensures that the paddlers have a fulfilling experience

Costs and Bookings:

The cost of this trip will be free to CANI Members and £10.00 for Non Members.

The cost for Boat hire will be £10.00 to CANI Members and £15.00 for Non Members if you require Boat, Paddle, and Buoyancy Aid please note it in the additional information on the booking form.

“If you plan to take part in more than one recreation paddle why not take out recreational membership at a cost of £18 per year or family membership at a cost of £25 introductory and £5 for each additional member per year.  This would be much more economical, as recreational paddles are free to all members and the cost of boat hire is at a reduced price.”
If you require any further details on this paddle please contact office@cani.org.uk or 02890738884
To book on a CANI Recreational Paddle please fill in booking form and send to  office@cani.org.uk

This trip and equipment must be booked before 5.30pm Wednesday 3rd August.
You will receive an email on Thursday 4th August with final details of trip.

Please follow links below for more information and maps on Lough Neagh.

Location of Meeting Point – Bonds Bridge

Canoe NI – Lough Neagh

Discover Lough Neagh

Lough Neagh