BELFAST TO LISBURN GREENWAY
“Lagan Gateway Greenway”
A dedicated pathway for towing barges along Lagan can be traced back to the mid 18th century as part of the Lagan Canal project linking Belfast with Lisburn and beyond.
The towpath has remained in use long after the canal closed, yet its popularity means opportunities are being sought for upgrade and additional capacity as part of wider regeneration schemes and the potential reopening of the Lagan Canal.
|Estimate||£2.2 million (upgrades and towpath dualling)|
|Timescale||2018 to 2026|
|Type||Existing river towpath|
|Councils||Belfast City Council|
|Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council|
June 2016: Belfast City Council applies to Stage 1 of the DfI Small Grants Programme for Greenways competition
November 2017: Construction commences on £4m Lagan Gateway at Stranmillis
September 2020: Mallon announces a £2.8 million package for Greenway projects
November 2020: Council brings a new path of biodiversity to Lisburn
January 2021: Lagan Gateway project due to be completed by Spring 2021
EXPLORE THE OUTLINE ROUTE
GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT
A developing system of urban cycleways to link every part of the city and the surrounding greenway route network.
A meandering 26km route from Lisburn through Hillsborough and Dromore’s spectacular viaduct to Banbridge.
Following the route of the Lagan Canal out from Lisburn to Lough Neagh and down towards Lurgan to form a 29km greenway.
Successful greenway projects are driven by the passion of local people. If you have an update to share, a story to tell about the history of the route or future of the Belfast to Lisburn Greenway (Lower Lagan Greenway), or if you want to submit a picture or video to this page, please get in contact.