Brackagh Bog

Explore 100% traffic-free walking trails through an extensive low lying peatland region. An intricate pattern of pools, peat banks and ramparts can be enjoyed on site. The range of habitats provided by cutting to the old fen layer, and the acid peats of later deposition, provides contrasts in habitats not repeated elsewhere. Such diversity lead to the establishment of Brackagh Bog as a National Nature Reserve. There are numerous species of birds, dragonfly and butterfly to be seen in the Reserve, as well as beetles and moths.

Not far from here is the Newry Canal Way that runs for 20 miles on the old towpath that stretches from Portadown to Newry.



Opening Hours

Open all year round



No charge


No charge

Getting There

Take turn-off for Junction 11 on the M1 and follow signs to Portadown and take the B78 and follow signs to Brackagh Bog. 

Walk Trails

Circular, 3 miles

Brackagh Bog. Circular trail through this National Nature Reserve.

Linear, 20 miles

Newry Canal Way. Quiet, easy route mostly on the canal side path.

Cycling Routes

Linear, 20 miles

Newry Canal Way. Follow this enjoyable route along the towpath of the historic Newry Canal..

Linear, 242 miles (390km)

Belfast to Ballyshannon. Nothing beats the sense of achievement or satisfaction of cycling a coast to coast route..

Circular, 35miles

Craigavon Cycle Trail. This regional route takes a leisurely route through some of the Orchard County's most beautiful landscapes.


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Northern Ireland Environment Agency
Brackagh Bog Nature Reserve
Brackagh Moss Rd
BT62 3RG

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Big Lottery Fund Ulster Garden Villages
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