Strabane Canal Towpath

Contact Details

Strabane District Council
47 Derry Road
Co. Tyrone
Northern Ireland

A walk along a canal in the process of being restored. Excellent views of the River Foyle and across to Donegal can be gained from the most northern point of the walk.

Point of Interest

The Foyle Special Area of Conservation and canal locks.

Route Description

From the parking area on the Greenlaw Road, pass through the green kissing gate at Devine`s Lock. Pause to read the information panel briefly outlining the canal`s history. Continue by following the trail north as it leads along the canal edge, before arriving at Crampsie`s Lock at the far end of the gravel path. Pass through the kissing gate onto the earth track and follow this to its end, where stunning views of the River Foyle and East Donegal can be enjoyed. Retrace your steps to get back to the car park. 

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Follow the A5 Strabane Londonderry Road, north from Strabane for 2.5 miles. Turn left onto the Greenlaw Road in the village of Ballymagorry. At the end of the Greenlaw Road, park beside the fence at Devine`s Lock.


Dogs are allowed. Dogs must be on leads at all times on the route.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 2