We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
a great stretch of the Ulster Way

We enjoyed this part of the Ulster Way finding lovely ruined lock keepers houses, lock gates and... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Carrie G
N. Ireland
Dog walking

I am happy to say the towpath is an area which has not been designated as one in which dogs must be... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Scarva, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 20 reviews
All photos (19)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good50%
  • Average0%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“dog walking”(2 reviews)
“great scenery”(2 reviews)
“great walk”(3 reviews)
Main Street, Scarva, Northern Ireland
Improve This Listing
Reviews (20)
Filter reviews
20 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews dog walking great scenery great walk coffee shop shared space tow path portadown code herons cyclists users cycle leads dogs volunteers nature trees
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 20 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2018

We enjoyed this part of the Ulster Way finding lovely ruined lock keepers houses, lock gates and loads of swans and their cygnets. A wonderfully flat 18+ miles with many other people and families making god use of the great scenery and well looked after...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Carrie G
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Wonderful welcome for the World Canal Conference today, by Geraldine and other volunteers. What a beautiful location at and around Scarva Basin , and fascinating structures including the wooden cill lock at Poyntzpass. Thank you - we'll be back, and hopefully one day cruise the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nick G
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I am happy to say the towpath is an area which has not been designated as one in which dogs must be kept on leads! It is a fabulos spot, despite many cyclists not adhering to the bylaws of giving way to pefestrians, reducing speed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank matthewcZ2845BP
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Cycled this towpath from Newry to Portadown and back (approx 18miles/30km. Lovely flat and scenic towpath. Coffee shop at Scarva well worth a visit plus numerous cafes and restaurants in Portadown. We did it reom Newry to Portadown and back again to Newry in one...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank michael k
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Very popular with cyclists and joggers,plus dog walkers. Joining at Scarva means parking,a coffee shop and a nice recreation area available. It's always relaxing along here and you can walk as far as you are fit for. There is also a bicycle hire shop at...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Francis M
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

From Carnbane to Portadown. And back. (In stages and in some shape or form) Love this path, lovely to get up close to the herons & watch how the swans and ducks are getting on. On a good day, the pic opportunities are plentiful, some...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank HappyNewCamper
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I walk daily,this is Northern Ireland's favourite place to walk. Beautiful and bright, itis an amazingly breathtaking walking spot I find.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank matthewcZ2845BP
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Scenic and historic as a loch house and smithy on the tow path Can be busy with fast cyclists Parking is a bit of a distance from the walk Knock bridge Road where parking is situated can be very busy and care is required as...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Loraine A
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I use the towpath frequently for dog walking. Most people seem to be responsible and remove dog faeces as it happens. There is a minority who have their dogs off the lead. Presumably these produce the fouling some reviewers refer to. The main problem for...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank lucy1999
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

As cycle routes go this one has all the potential to be a fantastic route to cycle from Portadown to Newry and back. The BIGGEST problem we encountered was Newry and Mournes District Councils short sightedness by placing barriers across the route that were locked....More

Date of experience: September 2015
3  Thank DavidM10430
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Downshire Arms Hotel
227 reviews
6.32 km away
Belmont Hotel
128 reviews
6.66 km away
Bannville House Hotel
256 reviews
7.03 km away
Seagoe Hotel
326 reviews
12.17 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2 nearby restaurants
Sinton’s at the bridge
546 reviews
.11 km away
The Seven Stars
103 reviews
4.31 km away
Potbelly Restaurant
170 reviews
5.65 km away
Scarva Visitor Centre
27 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2 nearby attractions
Tayto Castle Tours
251 reviews
4.31 km away
Fergusons Irish Linen Factory
62 reviews
5.63 km away
Scarva Park
14 reviews
.40 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
9 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from lara1215 |
Were is exact location. Can you park a car. We are traveling from southern Ireland thanks