Saturday 17th August to Sunday 18th August


Lower Bann River, from Portglenone to Drumaheglis


09:00 - 15:00


£30.00 per person

Individual entries are £30, and families (max 2 adults and 2 children) £50, with discount for current members of CANI

Key Points

  • 2 day paddle along the beautiful Lower Bann River
  • Qualified coaches and leaders from Co. Antrim Paddle Sports Club
  • Camping overnight at Movanagher Lock
  • Minimum £35 sponsorship for NI Chest, Heart & Stroke
  • Open to people of all ages (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

About The Event

The event is a fun, 2 day paddle along the beautiful Lower Bann river from Portglenone to Drumaheglis in canoes or kayaks. You don’t have to be a good swimmer or a seasoned paddler, as you’ll be looked after throughout the event by a team of qualified coaches and leaders from the Co. Antrim Paddle Sports Club, who will be there to ensure that you are safe and enjoy the journey.

We will be camping overnight at Movanagher Lock, just north of Kilrea. There’s always a great atmosphere around the campfire, and hammocks hanging from the trees for the children (and the big kids, too!) to play in.

We can supply a limited number of canoes and equipment. All we ask is that you raise a minimum amount of £35 sponsorship for our charity, NI Chest, Heart & Stroke, in lieu of boat and equipment rental.

We encourage all participants to raise money for our chosen charity, NI Chest Heart & Stroke. Sponsorship forms and Just Giving page will be available to help you with this.

It’ll be FUN for everyone, regardless of age or experience!!

The Big Bann Canoe Challenge 2019

Contact Details / Booking Information

Register at

1/ Select the appropriate “tickets” from the options, and follow the simple instructions to pay by credit / debit card. That will reserve your spaces on the event.

2/ If you need a canoe provided, select the "Canoe & Equipment" option, and choose the number of canoe seats required (ie if you’re booking for 5 people, select 5 x canoe & equipment). Paddles and buoyancy aids will be arranged after you receive your registration pack.

3/ We will then email you a registration pack and ask you to complete forms with further information, ie names of each participant, relevant medical details etc


If you have any queries, please contact David Boyle at

What's Included

  • 2 day paddle along the Lower Bann River
  • Overnight camping at Movanagher Lock 

What to Bring


Suitable for:

• people of all ages (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult);

• families;

• people with disabilities;

• corporate organisations;

• teams/youth groups;

• novices AND seasoned paddlers.

NB the event is not suitable for SUPs or inflatables

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