Published: 25th NOVEMBER 2022

North West Greenway Network

The North West Greenway Network is creating 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 people's social, economic and environmental wellbeing. This page will give you everything there is to know about this project.

two men and two boys cycling at sunset along the foyle greenway with a graphic of a map of the north west greenway network to the right

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 North West Greenway Network project ended in December 2023.

A woman wearing a helmet stands beside a fence and two bicycles.

Active Travel Officer Michelle Nash in Muff, County Donegal as part of the North West Greenway Network project. Credit: Sustrans

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Switching short journeys to more sustainable modes makes a huge difference – so many of our everyday journeys are less than a few miles which make them ideal for leaving the car keys behind and walking or cycling. Blockquote quotation marks
Active Travel Officer, North West Greenway Network


The North West Greenway Network project is designing, developing and delivering several cross-border greenway routes.

By 2024, greenways will connect counties Donegal, Derry and Tyrone:

Route 1

Derry to Buncrana, with a spur to Newtowncunningham, incorporating Bridgend, Burnfoot, Fahan and Lisfannon (32.5km).

Route 2

Derry to Muff, incorporating Thornhill College, Culmore Country Park and Muff (10.5km).

Route 3

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).

Routes currently in progress include:

  • Culmore Greenway - Northstone Ltd are progressing works on the ground and completion is anticipated by March 2024
  • Bay Road Bridge and Greenway - FP McCann are delivering the project. The site compound has been established and the greenway link has been excavated. Piling for the abutments is underway.  The project design is being finalised and works remain on course to be complete by April 2024
  • The Strabane North Greenway project has mobilised onsite. This 1.4km route is on programme to complete by March 2024
  • E Quinn Civils continue construction work on the Muff - Three Trees Greenway and this project is on course to complete by March 2024
  • ACS Civils are progressing the delivery of the Lifford-Castlefinn Greenway, and this scheme anticipates completion by March 2024.


Cycling and walking in the North West

Discover more routes for walking, wheeling and cycling:


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).


For support with changing travel attitudes and behaviours in your school or workplace, email our Active Travel team.

For more information on the project, visit the North West Greenway Network's website or email their team at

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