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Tassagh Cycle Route

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This 23 mile route is a demanding test of rider and machine.

Starting at the Mall, the route passes through

the traffic-free Folly Glen on NCN route 91 before following

narrow twisting roads through the townlands of Cavanacaw

and Killycapple. A short but very steep ascent (you may have to

get off and push!) passes close to several quarries before the

high point (locally called the Cairn Stones) is reached. After a

break, you descend towards Segaghan Dam, turn right for a

short stretch on the B31, then left to reach the Callan river

north of Tassagh. Following the river downstream, in

approximately two miles you pass under the soaring arches of

the Tassagh railway viaduct. You then cross the A20 before

turning right towards Milford - the ‘Home of the Penalty Kick’.

From this historic village the route crosses the A3 then

continues to Navan Fort. The Navan Centre (entrance on the

right) is well worth a visit. From here you continue to the Callan

riverside path then climb past the Church of Ireland Cathedral

to arrive at the City centre.

Public roads: On Public Road

Getting to the start:
By Bike: Armagh is on National Cycle Network 91.

By Car: From Belfast take the M1 West and turn off on the M12 towards Craigavon. From here follow the A3 signposted Armagh. This road takes you into the centre of Armagh. The mall is also in the centre of the city.

Traffic: Quiet country roads however take care on short stretch of B31 and when crossing the busy A20 and A3 roads.