Lower Bann Trail 1.


There are many places to start a hike along the Lower Bann - Anna picks up the trail in this video at Hutchinson’s Quay which runs to Portna Locks. She meets Bradden Baille who makes the wooden spars for the locks and Joe Gilliespie who talks more about the canal.


Anna Geary

This Tracks & Trails video journeys along the Lower Bann and is presented by Anna Geary who captained the Cork team to win the All Ireland Camogie championship. Anna is also a team captain on Ireland’s Fittest Family. In total this trip is 60km long, for the adventurous this journey can be completed in one straight run with a combination of walking, cycling and kayaking. Anna’s journey comprises of three different routes, where she walks and kayaks. The Lower Bann runs from lough neagh all the way to barmouth north of Coleriane. Anna is walking the Lower Bann.

Moderate, the route is marked with Red arrows


Estimated time
This can be broken into different lengths, it is completed here by path and by canoe.

Total height climbed

Highest point

Terrain underfoot
Footpath, forest trail, canoe.

Where to Start
Parking available at Toome park in the small area opposite the lock-keeper’s cottage.

Suitable for
Everyone depending on length and activity chosen.