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Activity Guides

Lough Neagh Canoe Trail
Paddlers can explore the numberous bays and inlets around Lough Neagh or the vast expense of open water, whilst observing a diversity of wildlife and historical sites.

For more information, please log onto www.canoeni.com

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Blackwater Canoe Trail
This 20km trail is ideal for canoeing enthusiasts of any ability.
The river meanders through the beautiful countryside of counties Armagh and Tyrone, flowing gently into Lough Neagh.

For more information, please log onto www.canoeni.com

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Watersports, Golfing and Ski-ing
Indulge in some high octane watersports activities on Craigavon Lakes; pracitce your swing on the mature parkland or glide down the premier artifical ski-slope at Craigavon's Golf/Ski Centre. Let your adrenalin take over!

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Kinnego Pond Trail, Oxford Island
Enjoy a leisurely half mile walk from Kinnego Marina to Kinnego Pond lasting approximately 20 minutes.  The pond is home to a large variety of aquatic species.  Check out for the Tufted Duck and Great Crested Grebe which also choose to nest here.

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Old Shoreline Walk at Oxford Island
This short woodland trail is approximately 2km and lasts around 30 minutes. Learn about the different species of trees, woodlands and habitats; visit the Croaghan bird hide and look out for the likes of Black Backed Gulls and Coots and enjoy the sights and sounds of life on this side of Oxford Island.

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Woodland Wander at Oxford Island

This is a short woodland trail is approximately 1/2 mile and takes around 20 minutes to complete.  As you begin this journey, you will enter a relatively young area of woodland of mainly alder trees, although you will spot many willow and oak trees too.  Visit the bird hides, learn about the former shoreline of Lough Neagh and look out for the fungi growing on dead wood.  This is a delightful walk during the Spring and Summer months, as the woodland floor bursts into a colourful carpet of bluebells, Lords and Ladies and more interesting flowers.

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Kinnego Meadow Trail at Oxford Island

This is a long walking trail starting at Lough Neagh Discovery Centre to Kinnego Marina, lasting approximately 1 1/2 miles (one way) and which offers magnificent views over Kinnego Bay and Lough Neagh.  You will follow the butterfly symbol before embarking on a walk which will take you through a variety of habitats on the shoreline of Lough Neagh.  Watch out for the likes of mallards, pochards and moorhens nesting amongst the reedbeds.  Look out for the many species of flowers and sedges in the wet meadows and of course the abundance of species such as the Orange Tip butterfly, which feed of the flowers.  Observe the birds from the Waterside Hide and keep an eye out for the likes of Chaffinches and Siskins feeding on the seeds from the cones of the Alder trees.  You can even visit  Waterside House - home of Craigavon Museum Services for an insight into local interest books and explore the Barge Exhibition on-site.

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Walk on The Wild Side

This new glossy publication is an informative read for all walking entusiasts on a quest to explore the great outdoors.  The guide contains ten walks across Craigavon, detailing points of reference along each route.  These walks include The Maghery Trail; The Birches Trail; The Bann Montiaghs (1); The Bann Montiaghs (2); Tartaraghan; Slantry Wood; Bleary and The Slopes; Lagan Canal Towpath - Aghagallon; Barton's Bay Loop and The Gawley Gate Inn Loop.

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What to do for Boys and Girls 2012

This comprehensive booklet details a wide range of activities on offer to children across Craigavon this Summer.

From June to September, fully qualified coaches and leaders will be offering children the opportunity to get involved in new and exciting sporting activities, summer schemes and art workshops including dance academies, judo, cricket, gaelic games, tennis, family fun days and much more!

For further information, please contact Sports Development, Craigavon Borough Coucnil on 028 3831 1692.

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