Published: 26th APRIL 2021

North West Greenway Network

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.

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 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.

Email our Active Travel team to get started 

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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 will design, develop and deliver 46.5km of cross-border greenway by 2021, across three routes:

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).

Find out the latest NWGN route developments.


Cycling and walking in the North West

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).

Get in touch

Email our Active Travel team to get started

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

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