DERRY TO COLERAINE GREENWAY
“Causeway Coast Greenway”
A proposal to run a traffic-free route along the bank of Lough Foyle and across the Causeway Coast, past Binevenagh, Downhill, Castlerock and down to Coleraine – one part of a wider route all the way over to Portstewart, Portrush, Ballycastle and the world-famous Giant’s Causeway.
|Timescale||2026 to 2040|
|Type||Current railway “rail trail”|
|Title||Northern Ireland Railways|
|Councils||Derry City and Strabane District Council|
|Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council|
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EXPLORE THE HISTORIC ROUTE
GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT
A 15km route along the current railway, before cutting across the River Bann and following the riverside into Coleraine.
Upgrading the existing road-based cycle route from Coleraine to Portrush before following the old tramway to Bushmills and the Giant’s Causeway.
A 33km route along the line of the old Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway from Derry City up to Buncrana and down to Letterkenny.
A 10km route proposed to run along the western edge of Lough Foyle linking the City of Derry with the town of Muff in Donegal.
Following the old ‘Derry Road’ line, this potential 60km greenway would run from Omagh through Strabane and along both banks of the Foyle into Derry.
A developing network of traffic-free routes through Derry linking communites with shopping, leisure, employment and transport hubs.
A winding 85km former railway route through mid Ulster through Cookstown, Magherfelt, Maghera, Garvagh and Kilrea.
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