Cedars Walkers


Soldierstown Road car park - Grid Ref. J 148 627

Driving directions via North Street, Lurgan.

Drive down North Street (from the big church) through Aghagallon and on to Aghalee. There take the Soldierstown Road (on your right) and follow it for 2½ miles until you arrive at the car park on your right just before the stone bridge over the canal.

Driving from Lurgan through Moira

You can also take Station Road out of Moira. Drive over the level crossing and turn left on to Chestnut Hill Road just before The Tannery restaurant. After half a mile turn left on to Soldierstown Road. After a quarter of a mile the road narrows and the car park is on your left just beyond the stone bridge over the canal.

If you're relying on your satnav the post code for nearby dwellings is BT67 0ET.

The Broad Water is a 3 mile (4.8km) towpath walk between Moira Railway Station and Aghalee and takes you along the route of the original Lagan Canal through Soldierstown. Keep an eye out for the large variety of breeding and wintering wildfowl.

Since the canal was officially abandoned in 1954 the banks have become overgrown and an array of colour is provided by a variety of trees, shrubs and wild flowers. Moira is unique as being the only town in Ireland to straddle two counties, County Down and County Armagh.

The Broad Water is a man made feature, built in a natural valley in order to retain a sufficient head of water to accommodate the navigation. Take a seat and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, set against the background of a thin belt of mature woodland!