Canoe and Kayaking

Canoeing and Kayaking are popular on the Ballinderry River and Lough Neagh.


Ballinderry River

Ballinderry Rivers Trust is currently updating information on canoeing and kayaking on the Ballinderry River, in collaboration with experienced local canoeists.  The information here is for general guidance only.

The Ballinderry River is an ungraded river. 
It has a mixture of paddling water and white-water depending on flow conditions.
Canoe steps are located at Ardtrea, between Cookstown and Coagh.

Please be aware that at this time the river is not managed for canoeing and kayaking and fallen trees and submerged boulders pose a risk to paddlers. 

Please take care when paddling the Ballinderry River.

Mid-Ulster Canoe and Kayak Club

Our local canoe club is Mid-Ulster Canoe and Kayak Club.  The club is headed up by the ever enthusiastic and energetic Eddie Black, who is always looking for an excuse to paddle. You can contact Eddie by clicking here.


Lough Neagh

An informative and easy to use guide to the Lough Neagh Canoe Trail has been produced by the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland (CANI) and the Countryside Access and Activities Network (CAAN). 
The guide includes a map, information on access points, facilities, camping and sightseeing.  

Hard copies can be collected from Ballinderry Rivers Trust (sorry but we can’t post them due to cost) and various other outlets including Tourist Information at the Burnavon Arts Centre in Cookstown.  
The guides are free and waterproof – bonus!


Canoe trail

click on the image to download the Lough Neagh Canoe trail