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Moy – Verner’s Bridge

This 4.5 mile (7km) trip from Moy to Verner’s Bridge is the perfect bite sized day trip

County
Armagh / Tyrone
Distance
4.5 miles (7km)
Days
1/2 Day
Nearest Town
Dungannon
Route Shape
Linear
Grade
Flat
OS Map
OSNI Sheet 19
Access Point
Moy 3 - GR H853560
Egress Point
Verner’s Bridge 6 - GR H882612

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Points of Interest

Moy, The Argory, Verner’s Bridge

Itinerary

This itinerary has been compiled using an estimated paddling speed of 2.5 miles (4 kilometres) per hour and also allowing time for lunch breaks and the many photo opportunities along the way.  Please check forecast before departing.


Moy (GR H853 560) to Verner's Bridge (GR H882 612)


Start your trip at Moy (GR H853 560), access is available at the Quay on the left hand side of the river just downstream of the bridge. The village is renowned for its antique shops which are maybe not that practical on a canoe trip but a large Spar shop is just a short walk from the access point so you can top up on those energy boosting drinks and snacks before setting off. A further walks into the village square offers 8 pubs and 2 restaurants including The Ryandale Guest Inn (+44 (0)28 8778 4829)


From Moy, a short paddle 2 mile (3.5km) paddle will bring you to The Argory, (GR H870 583) often described as one of the jewels in The National Trust’s crown.  If you have time why not take a tour of the 19th Century house – a Neo-classical masterpiece.  Or simply call in for a break at the tea shop (seasonal opening)


After a break at The Argory continue a further relaxing 2 mile (3.5km) paddle will bring you to your egress point on the right bank of the river before Verner's Bridge. 

Getting to the Start

Directions from Belfast 42 miles (67 kms)


Take the M1 to junction 15, turn onto the A29 signposted Moy / Armagh. Drive through Moy and the access point in on the left hand side just before the bridge.


Directions from Dublin 90 miles (145 kms)


Take to M1 Northbound to Newry, then follow the A28 to Armagh. Exit Armagh on the A29 following sign to Moy.  The access point in on the right hand side immediately after crossing the bridge.


Shuttle


 From Moy take the B106 signposted Coalisland / M1 Belfast. In 2 miles turn right following signs for the M1 Belfast. Continue to follow sign to the M1 Belfast.  You will pass a small retail park on your left hand side containing ‘Crown Paints Decorating Centre’ continue straight on.  You will pass ‘Capper Fuel’ and a large car sales garage.  Cross Verner’s Bridge and the car park is on your left. 


 

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