The Lower Bann flows through Lough Beg and occupies a peaty depression in Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine, and Magherafelt. The Upper Bann played an imporant role in the Ulster linen industry and flows north west to Lough Neagh.
The River Bann boasts a 58km long Canoe Trail providing canoeists with a unique way to experience the River Bann’s scenery, which is ever changing along the route. Trails offer canoeists the opportunity to experience both tranquil waters and faster ﬂowing sections.
The river Bann is also home to a variety of different species and a diverse ecosystem. Species include sea lamprey, otters, bats, atlantic salmon, eel and brown trout.