Geo-Trips :: Portadown loop cycle

North Armagh

A cycle ride from Portadown, Sat, 18 May 2024 by Rossographer

40km cycle around north County Armagh, starting and ending at Portadown. Highlights included Dan Winter's cottage near Loughgall, Castledillon Obelisk and the former Richhill Railway Station. The route contains a surprising number of short, steep hills.

On the map below, the grey line is the GPS track from this trip. Click the blue circles to see a photograph taken from that spot and read further information about the location. The blue lines indicate the direction of view. There is also a slideshow of this trip. ( )

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J0055 : Drumcree Parish Church by Rossographer
Drumcree Parish Church
Drumcree Church of Ireland parish - officially The Church of the Ascension -... more

H9955 : The Drumcree Road near Portadown by Rossographer
The Drumcree Road near Portadown
The Drumcree Road approaching the church [[7777314]].

H9956 : The Drumgoose Road near Portadown by Rossographer
The Drumgoose Road near Portadown
The Drumgoose Road at a crossroads with two minor, unnamed, roads. The townland is... more

H9856 : Minor road near Portadown by Rossographer
Minor road near Portadown
A very narrow minor road (a boreen) north-west of Portadown. It is marked as the... more

H9856 : Drumcree RBP hall near Portadown by Rossographer
Drumcree RBP hall near Portadown
Drumcree Royal Black Preceptory hall off the A4 Dungannon Road outside Portadown.... more

H9856 : Flush Bracket near Portadown by Rossographer
Flush Bracket near Portadown
Flush bracket bench mark on the south-western tip of Drumcree Royal Black... more

H9756 : The Drumnevan Road near Portadown by Rossographer
The Drumnevan Road near Portadown
Minor road north-west of Portadown in the townland of Clonmartin.

H9755 : The Drumnevan Road near Portadown by Rossographer
The Drumnevan Road near Portadown
Minor road north-west of Portadown in the townland of Ballyfodrin. The remains of... more

H9655 : Road sign near Scotch Street by Rossographer
Road sign near Scotch Street
Road sign on the B28 Moy Road between Portadown and Scotch Street (just behind the... more

H9655 : Road sign near Scotch Street by Rossographer
Road sign near Scotch Street
Road sign on the B28 Moy Road between Portadown and Scotch Street (just behind the... more

H9654 : The Richmount Road near Portadown by Rossographer
The Richmount Road near Portadown
Minor road (also called the Richmond Road) a few miles west of Portadown. The pole... more

H9654 : Gully grating near Portadown by Rossographer
Gully grating near Portadown
Gully grating on the Cushenny Road a few miles west of Portadown. The old grating... more

H9554 : The Cushenny Road near Portadown by Rossographer
The Cushenny Road near Portadown
The Cushenny Road a few miles west of Portadown. The townland here is Grange Lower.

H9454 : The Cushenny Road near Portadown by Rossographer
The Cushenny Road near Portadown
The Cushenny Road a few miles west of Portadown. The townland here is Grange Lower.

H9454 : Dan Winter's Cottage by Rossographer
Dan Winter's Cottage
Dan Winter's home at the Diamond Crossroads near Loughgall. 95 feet in length and... more

H9454 : Interior, Dan Winter's Cottage by Rossographer
Interior, Dan Winter's Cottage
Interior view inside Dan Winter's home at the Diamond Crossroads near Loughgall.... more

H9454 : Interior, Dan Winter's Cottage by Rossographer
Interior, Dan Winter's Cottage
Interior view inside Dan Winter's home at the Diamond Crossroads near Loughgall -... more

H9454 : Postbox, Dan Winter's Cottage by Rossographer
Postbox, Dan Winter's Cottage
Disused Victorian wall box, set into the front of Dan Winter's cottage near... more

H9454 : Memorial near Loughgall by Rossographer
Memorial near Loughgall
Memorial erected in 1995 marking two hundred years since the Battle of the Diamond... more

H9354 : Postbox near Loughgall by Rossographer
Postbox near Loughgall
Post mounted Elizabeth II pressed steel postbox (BT61 213D) on the Derryloughan... more

H9254 : The Derryloughan Road near Loughgall by Rossographer
The Derryloughan Road near Loughgall
The Derryloughan Road east of Loughgall, in the townland of Derryloughan.

H9154 : Old signpost near Loughgall by Rossographer
Old signpost near Loughgall
Old signpost on the Derryloughan Road east of Loughgall. Notable as it names a... more

H9154 : The Ballymagerney Road near Loughgall by Rossographer
The Ballymagerney Road near Loughgall
Junction of the Ballymagerney Road and the Derryloughan Road east of Loughgall.

H9153 : The Ballymagerney Road near Loughgall by Rossographer
The Ballymagerney Road near Loughgall
The Ballymagerney Road east of Loughgall, in the townland of Ballymagerney.

H9053 : The Ballymagerney Road near Loughgall by Rossographer
The Ballymagerney Road near Loughgall
The Ballymagerney Road east of Loughgall, at the junction with the Derrycrew Road... more

H9053 : Religious message near Loughgall by Rossographer
Religious message near Loughgall
Religious message on the Ballymagerney Road east of Loughgall, nailed to a... more

H9152 : The Red Lion Road near Loughgall by Rossographer
The Red Lion Road near Loughgall
Junction of the Red Lion Road and the Ballymagerney Road (right) east of Loughgall.

H9052 : Main Street, Loughgall by Rossographer
Main Street, Loughgall
Main Street in the County Armagh village of Loughgall.

H9051 : Church gates, Loughgall by Rossographer
Church gates, Loughgall
The gates to Loughgall Parish Church [[580251]], cast in 1851 at the Armagh... more

H9051 : Church gates, Loughgall by Rossographer
Church gates, Loughgall
The gates to Loughgall Parish Church [[580251]], cast in 1851 at the Armagh... more

H9051 : Old AV marker, Loughgall by Rossographer
Old AV marker, Loughgall
An old Armagh Rural District Council air valve marker post outside Loughgall... more

H8951 : The Ballygasey Road near Loughgall by Rossographer
The Ballygasey Road near Loughgall
The Ballygasey Road west of Loughgall, in the townland of Ballygasey.

H9050 : The Drumilly Road near Loughgall by Rossographer
The Drumilly Road near Loughgall
The Drumilly Road south of Loughgall, in the townland of Drumilly.

H9049 : The Drumilly Road near Loughgall by Rossographer
The Drumilly Road near Loughgall
The Drumilly Road south of Loughgall, in the townland of Ardrea. Castledillon... more

H9049 : Cannon Hill Triangulation Pillar by Rossographer
Cannon Hill Triangulation Pillar
Trig pillar on Cannon Hill south of Loughgall and adjacent to the Castledillon... more

H9049 : Cannon Hill Triangulation Pillar by Rossographer
Cannon Hill Triangulation Pillar
Trig pillar on Cannon Hill south of Loughgall and adjacent to the Castledillon... more

H9049 : Flush Bracket, Cannon Hill Triangulation Pillar by Rossographer
Flush Bracket, Cannon Hill Triangulation Pillar
Flush bracket bench mark on Cannon Hill trig pillar. The number on the bracket... more

H9049 : Cannon Hill Triangulation Pillar by Rossographer
Cannon Hill Triangulation Pillar
The top of the trig pillar on Cannon Hill south of Loughgall. A rivet has been... more

H9149 : Former railway line near Richhill by Rossographer
Former railway line near Richhill
Track bed of the long closed railway line from Portadown to Armagh as seen from a... more

H9249 : The Drumnasoo Road near Richhill by Rossographer
The Drumnasoo Road near Richhill
The Drumnasoo Road near Richhill - deceptively steep.

H9249 : Former Richhill Railway Station by Rossographer
Former Richhill Railway Station
The former station at Richhill, now wonderfully refurbished as a home (taken with... more

H9249 : Bench Mark near Richhill by Rossographer
Bench Mark near Richhill
Cut bench mark on the south-western tip of the former Richhill Railway Station... more

H9348 : The A3 near Richhill by Rossographer
The A3 near Richhill
Former house, now used by a charity, on the A3 between Portadown and Armagh near... more

H9348 : Flush Bracket near Richhill by Rossographer
Flush Bracket near Richhill
Flush bracket bench mark on the southern face of a former house on the A3 at... more

H9448 : Entering Richhill by Rossographer
Entering Richhill
The B111 road into the village of Richhill.

H9448 : Old signpost, Richhill by Rossographer
Old signpost, Richhill
Old signpost, just about visible in the trees, on the outskirts of Richhill. One... more

H9549 : B131, Richhill by Rossographer
B131, Richhill
The B131 road north of Richhill, heading towards the A3.

H9549 : The Mulladry Road near Richhill by Rossographer
The Mulladry Road near Richhill
Cow parsley in full bloom on the Mulladry Road east of Richhill, heading towards... more

H9649 : The Mulladry Road near Richhill by Rossographer
The Mulladry Road near Richhill
The Mulladry Road east of Richhill, heading towards Portadown. A wonderfully quiet... more

H9749 : The Mulladry Road near Richhill by Rossographer
The Mulladry Road near Richhill
The Mulladry Road east of Richhill, heading towards Portadown. A wonderfully quiet... more

H9849 : The Mulladry Road near Richhill by Rossographer
The Mulladry Road near Richhill
The Mulladry Road east of Richhill, heading towards Portadown. A wonderfully quiet... more

H9850 : The Derryhale Road near Portadown by Rossographer
The Derryhale Road near Portadown
The Derryhale Road, a few miles south-west of Portadown.

H9950 : The Coxhill Road near Portadown by Rossographer
The Coxhill Road near Portadown
The Coxhill Road south-west of Portadown, in the townland of Artabrackagh.

H9951 : The Artabrackagh Road near Portadown by Rossographer
The Artabrackagh Road near Portadown
The Artabrackagh Road south-west of Portadown, in the townland of Artabrackagh,... more

H9951 : Postbox near Portadown by Rossographer
Postbox near Portadown
Wall mounted Elizabeth II postbox (BT62 74D) at the junction of The Artabrackagh... more

H9952 : The A3 approaching Portadown by Rossographer
The A3 approaching Portadown
The A3 Road between Armagh and Portadown, a mile or so outside the latter. I was... more

J0052 : The Armagh Road, Portadown by Rossographer
The Armagh Road, Portadown
The Armagh Road in Portadown at the junction with the Mahon Road.

J0053 : Railway line, Portadown by Rossographer
Railway line, Portadown
The Belfast to Dublin line running through Portadown as seen from the Church... more

J0054 : Portadown Railway Station by Rossographer
Portadown Railway Station
NIR 3 car C3K set 3023 arriving into Portadown from Belfast, shortly to head back... more

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