The North West Greenway Network will create a cross border network of greenways across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It aims to link people with places locally, regionally and nationally. It will improve peoples’ social, economic and environmental wellbeing. Here's everything you need to know about this project.
How we can help with active travel
The North West Greenway Network is committed to delivering infrastructure that will link people and places, thus enabling choice around travel options.
That’s where we can help.
Our Active Travel Officer is on hand to provide advice, guidance and training to encourage people to travel actively and more sustainably.
And they can provide access to a wide range of engagement activities, events and tools.
These are all aimed at empowering individuals, schools and workplaces to take action and make changes to how they travel.
We can also include activities along the greenways such as:
- training and support to promote active travel
- cycle training programmes.
- bike maintenance demonstrations.
- awareness-raising led walks and rides.
How to get involved
The first step is to set up a meeting with our Active Travel Officer to discuss the benefits of getting involved and talk through the range of initiatives on offer.
Signing up simply means we will set out what is needed from you and what we can offer to support changing travel attitudes and behaviours.
All support is available free of charge to your workplace.
The North West Greenway Network project will design, develop and deliver 46.5km of cross-border greenway by 2021, across three routes:
Derry to Buncrana, with a spur to Newtowncunningham, incorporating Bridgend, Burnfoot, Fahan and Lisfannon (32.5km).
Derry to Muff, incorporating Thornhill College, Culmore Country Park and Muff (10.5km).
Lifford to Strabane, linking the North West Regional College to Strabane town centre, continuing cross-border to St Patrick’s National School in Murlog, Lifford (6.7km).
Cycling and walking in the North West
- Find cycling routes in Derry City and Strabane District Council area
- Strathfoyle Greenway - new!
- Find cycling routes in Donegal
- Read about the National Cycle Network in Northern Ireland.
- Follow North West Greenway Network on Twitter and Facebook.
About this project
The North West Greenway Network is a project led by Derry City and Strabane District Council working in partnership with Donegal County Council, Department for Transport, the Department for Infrastructure and Sustrans.
The project has received funding of €14.8 million from INTERREG VA.
This is administered by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) towards a total project cost of approximately €20 million.
Match funding provided by the Department for Infrastructure (Northern Ireland) and the Department for Transport (Republic of Ireland).