Comber Greenway

Route Details

  • From - to: Belfast to Comber
  • Distance: 7 miles
  • Type: Traffic-free
  • Surface: Tarmac
  • National Cycle Network: Route 99

Route Description

The Comber Greenway is a 7 mile traffic free section of the National Cycle Network developed by Sustrans along the old Belfast to Comber railway line. The path was opened in November 2008  provides a tranquil green corridor all the way from Comber to the heart of East Belfast with views of Stormont, Scrabo Tower, the Harland & Wolff cranes and the Belfast Hills. 

The walking and cycling route provides local people with a traffic free environment for leisure walking and cycling and offers commuting cyclists a direct and traffic free route from Comber to Belfast city centre. The trail is also a haven for wildlife, with areas of nature conservation such as the River Enler.

The traffic free route begins at Dee Street in East Belfast and passes by the CS Lewis statue at the Holywood Arches, along the Bloomfield Walkway to Sandown Road where it continues past the PSNI headquarters to a toucan crossing at the Knock Road.

From here it travels up to the Kings Road and onwards to Abbey Road, through Tullycarnet and Ardcarn to East Link Road in Dundonald.

The greenway continues through a wetland area emerging at the Comber Road, Dundonald where a toucan crossing has been installed. The route continues from Comber Road, Dundonald past the Billy Neill Centre for Soccer Excellence where the former railway line runs near to the Enler River. Walkers and cyclists can cross the River Enler and farm lanes using a series of reinstated bridges before reaching the Belfast Road, from where the route is on road into Comber.

Local attractions

Map

The full seven miles of Greenway are open to the public.  A leaflet with information on the Comber Greenway including a route map and access points is now available - download the Comber Greenway Leaflet (pdf).

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The Comber Greenway is a 7 mile traffic free section of the National Cycle Network developed by Sustrans along the old Belfast to Comber railway line.

Latitude: 
54.58479661086369
Longitude: 
-5.840778788330114
Zoom level: 
13
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A tranquil green corridor all the way from Comber to the heart of East Belfast along the old Belfast to Comber railway line.

Length: 
7 miles