All of us use shared paths in different ways - walking, cycling, running, a day trip with the kids or a way to get to work. As part of the Living the Greenways weekend in east Belfast, Sustrans is hosting a One Path Festival along the Comber Greenway to celebrate this wonderful community asset.
The Festival is in two parts – evening of Friday 14 Sept and Sunday 16 Sept from 1-4pm.
The seven-mile stretch of shared path from C.S Lewis Square to Comber playing fields will be animated with a range of family fun activities from arts and crafts, busking, nature trails and led walks and cycles.
There will be a range of information stalls, music and refreshments organised by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council in the Billy Neill playing fields but there will be activities right along the Comber Greenway.
The Festival is the culmination of the One Path Initiative’s summer of engagement activities promoting the ‘Share, Respect, Enjoy’ principles to reduce conflict between different path users.
The One Path Initiative was developed by Sustrans in partnership with the Department for Infrastructure (DfI), which owns the Comber Greenway, and the three Councils it traverses: Ards and North Down; Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council; and Belfast City Council. The Festival is funded through the Initiative with additional funding from the Public Health Agency.
Come to one of our engagement activities along the greenway:
Friday 14 Sept: Historic walking tour with film screening on Comber Greenway
Sun 16 Sept: Here is a taster of what's happening
- CS Lewis Square: Sustrans info stand at 'Living the Greenway' festival; Led ride from the square to Billy Neill Playing Fields
- North Road Bridge and Sandown Road: Graffiti art, willow-weaving and music
- Barnett’s Road: Ulster Wildlife pencil-making and giant bug hotel
- Abbey Road to Eastlink junctions: The Big Riddle/Treasure Hunt
- Tullycarnet: Free bike checks & helmet fitting; Sustrans advice and info; free gym passes for Hanwood Centre
- Comber Road: The Conservation Volunteers' bug hotels
- Billy Neill Playing Fields: Family festival including music, dog agility demonsrations, Ballydrain Harriers, NI Orienteering, mini-cinema, ice-cream & refreshments for sale.
And lots more activities along the route so come on your bikes, scoot or walk.