BANGOR TO DONAGHADEE GREENWAY
A possible upgrade of the existing stretches of coastal path east out of Bangor towards Groomsport and past Orlock Point, using parts of the road corridor, and extending the active travel pathway down as far as Donaghadee.
|Timescale||2026 to 2040|
|Type||New coastal path idea|
|Councils||Ards and North Down Borough Council|
June 2016: ANDBC applies to Stage 1 of the DfI Small Grants Programme for Greenways competition
November 2016:ANDBC secures DfI £8,000 grant funding for a feasibility study of “Orlock Point to Donaghadee greenway”
August 2017:Orlock Point to Donaghadee greenway misses cut at DfI Small Grants Programme stage 3
April 2018: “Kinnegar to Donaghadee” consultation event
ANDBC Kinnegar to Donaghadee scheme page
Orlock Point Walk (National Trust)
Orlock Point Walk With GoPro Karma Drone Footage (Colin M, Youtube)
Exercise Explore Enjoy: A Strategic Plan for Greenways (Department for Infrastructure) PDF 2.8MB
Strategic Plan for Greenways Base Report (AECOM, Sustrans, DfI) PDF 15.7MB
EXPLORE THE OUTLINE ROUTE
GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT
The 16km traffic-free North Down Coastal Path winding through Holywood, Cultra, Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn into Bangor.
NEWTOWNARDS TO DONAGHADEE GREENWAY
A 14km former railway line running north out of Newtownards turning sharply east below Bangor and across the top of Ards Peninsula to Donaghadee.
NEWTOWNARDS TO NORTH DOWN COASTAL PATH GREENWAY
A proposal to link Newtownards with the North Down Coastal Path
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