Lough Neagh Coney Island Recreational Paddle – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May

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 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 2nd May at (Blackwater Trail Map) Access Point 6, Verners Bridge for a 10am start and finish at Access Point 7, Maghery on Sunday 3rd May in the afternoon . 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.

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.


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 the booking form below and send to  office@cani.org.uk

This trip and equipment must be booked before 5.30pm Wednesday 29th April.
You will receive an email on Thursday 30th April with final details of trip.

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

Canoe NI – Lough Neagh

Discover Lough Neagh

Lough Neagh

Location of Start Point – Verners Bridge

Please follow link for the next Recreational Paddle on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th June – Lough Erne, Crom.