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Broadwater

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Castlewellan Lake

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Craigavon Lakes

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Creave Lough

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Glastry Clay Pits

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Legane Lough

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Lough Aghery

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Lough Macnean Upper and Lower

DescriptionLough MacNean takes in some of the most spectacular scenery Ireland has to offer. The wetland and upland habitats attract an impressive variety of wildlife and ancient archaeological features are in abundance. The three friendly villages of Belcoo, Blacklion and Glenfarne have a strong sense of community coupled with a rich cultural heritage. Visitors can discover a charming rural lifestyle that is laid back and warm with a great sense of fun.
Access PointsLough Macnean Upper: GR 023 393 Parking GR 024 390 Slipway, Parking GR 039 405 Corralea Activity Centre, Fresh Water, Slipway, Toilets Lough Macnean Lower: GR 087 388 Cottage Lawn, Camping, Toilets, Parking 200 metres to Shop, Telephone, Public House
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Lough Macrory

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Lough Neagh

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Lower Bann

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Lower Lough Erne

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McAuley's Lake

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Newry Basin

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Oak Lough

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Quoile Estuary

DescriptionThe Quoile begins its life as the Ballynahinch River – which is very small and not ideal for paddling – then becomes the Annacloy River – which is an excellent white water paddle from Mason’s Bridge to Kilmore. From Kilmore to Annacloy is mostly flat water with a few weirs. The River is generally known as the Quoile from Annacloy down through Downpatrick to the Barrage where it flows into Strangford Lough. This section of the river is completely flat. The main access point is in Downpatrick at Jane’s Shore and it is a beautiful paddle upstream to Inch Abbey. The river is surrounded by woodland and arable land and has huge populations of waterfowl and swans. Just upstream of the Belfast – Downpatrick road bridge (which has some interesting canoe sized tunnels to go through) is the outfall for the sewage treatment works for Downpatrick. Over the years canoeists have regularly reported untreated discharges from this system and paddlers using the area should report any to pollution to the Water pollution hotline on 0800 80 70 60. Downstream from Jane’s Shore about 100m beyond the Killyleagh – Downpatrick road bridge is a barrage which marks the entrance to the Quoile Nature Reserve. At present the by-laws of the nature reserve forbid any boat traffic in this section of river. Very large congregations of waterfowl are found in this area – particularly in winter.
Grade0 - Flat Water
StartAnnacloy J 458483
FinishJane’s Shore J 487464
Access PointsNo official access point at Annacloy but access can be gained from the bridge. Jane’s Shore is owned by the National Trust who have approved canoeists accessing the water here . Go through the gate and limited parking is available on site. Small Gravel beach to access the water. No access to the Quoile pondage – the area between the two barrages is a National Nature Reserve that has by-laws prohibiting boating. From J 490465 - 504495

River Blackwater

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Upper Lough Erne

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