Inis Eoghain Cycleway

Route Details

  • From - to: Derry to Derry via Lough Swilly (circular route)
  • Distance: 34 miles
  • Type: Mixture of traffic-free and quiet rural roads
  • Surface: Mix of country roads and tarmac paths
  • National Cycle Network: Route 1 and Route 92

Route Description

The Inis Eoghain Cycleway is a 55km loop connecting The River Foyle in County Londonderry to Lough Swilly in Donegal. More than one third of the route is traffic free passing along the Foyle Valley, close to the heart of Derry City and continuing under the spectacular Foyle Bridge before heading through Ballyarnett Country Park. Once at the city limits, the route begins to climb to An Grianán Aileach with magnificent views over Lough Swilly, Inch Island, the Inis Eoghain Peninsula and south towards the Sperrin Mountains.

From here the route falls away through quiet country roads to the shores of Lough Swilly and the bustling town of Newtowncunningham. The Cycle Way then returns via undulating countryside to the River Foyle after passing through Carrigans, where a one way system avoids a bad bend on a busy road for cyclists travelling in an anticlockwise direction. From Carrigans the route follows the traffic free Foyle Valley Greenway alongside the river back to the heart of Derry.

Need more information? Download the Inis Eoghain Cycleway leaflet.

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Latitude: 
55.00747012160264
Longitude: 
-7.421508781249946
Zoom level: 
12

The Inis Eoghain Cycleway is a 55km loop connecting The River Foyle in County Londonderry to Lough Swilly in Donegal.

Length: 
34 miles