Northern Ireland Greenways

United Kingdom

Voluntary awareness campaign to promote cycling and walking infrastructure opportunities in Northern Ireland

Raising awareness and building momentum to reopen Northern Ireland's disused railways as a country-wide network of walkways and cycle paths.

Taking inspiration from projects like the Lagan Towpath, Comber Greenway, Newry Canalway, Connswater Community Greenway, Newtownabbey Way and Belfast Loughshore path, Northern Ireland has a unique opportunity to create over 600 miles of quality, safe, traffic-free, urban and rural leisure space.

Imagine the benefits for Northern Ireland - a 'signature' tourism project to attract active travellers from across the world; a network linking all of Northern Ireland's main tourist attractions; re-seeding the local hospitality and leisure business sectors; safe leisure space for families, schools and individuals; new community links between villages, towns and cities; an alternative for short private car journeys and commuting; encouraging healthier lifestyles and tackling obesity; educating and linking with our industrial and engineering heritage; regenerating urban environments; giving all of Northern Ireland safe, direct and useful access to the countryside.

Northern Ireland Greenways is a project to show our communities the possibilities on their doorsteps. Using satellite imagery we can see the routes, imagine the possibilities, and start the discussion.

Northern Ireland Greenways's Content


Northern Ireland Greenways

Volunteers are being sought to record illegal car parking on Belfast's cycle lanes. Let's gather evidence and challenge Roads Service to help us reclaim Belfast's cycle lanes.

More Information

Type of Organisation



  • NI Greenways