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The River Blackwater with yellow flowering weed growing on the river bank at The Argory, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
Snowdrop walk | © National Trust Images/Nick Meers
Northern Ireland

River walk at The Argory

Follow the River Blackwater around the estate and cross the industrial-age Bond's Bridge. Look out for kingfishers darting across the water during your walk.

Total steps: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

The Argory car park, 144 Derrycaw Road, Moy, Dungannon, County Armagh BT71 6NA. Grid ref: NV983177.

Step 1

From the car park follow the sign for Bond's bridge/ferry path. This starts at the bottom of the car park.

A kissing gate in a fence across a path alongside the river, with long grass and buttercups growing at the water's edge
Discovering the kissing gate at the river bank | © National Trust/Paul Canning

Step 2

At the end of the path there is a set of large steps. At the top of the steps turn left and go through the kissing gate onto the river bank.

Step 3

Follow the path along the river and keep an eye out for fluttering kingfishers. They lazily fly over water and swoop down to spear fish with their sharp beaks.

A close up of a kingfisher with a fish in its mouth perched on a branch
Keep your eyes peeled for kingfishers | © National Trust Images/Richard Bradshaw

Step 4

As the path comes to an end along the river, turn left onto the causeway that runs between the meadows. At the end of the causeway you will approach Meadow Cottage.

Step 5

Turn left again and follow the avenue back to the car park.

End point

The Argory car park, 144 Derrycaw Road, Moy, Dungannon, County Armagh BT71 6NA. Grid ref: NV983177.

Trail map

The Argory river walk map
The Argory river walk map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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