NEWTOWNARDS TO NORTH DOWN COASTAL PATH GREENWAY
An outline idea to create a loop of greenways around the North Down area, using the existing North Down Coastal Path between Holywood and Bangor – with proposed greenways out to Donaghadee from Bangor and Newtownards – by surveying old pathways across the top of the Ards Peninsula for potential upgrades.
|Timescale||2026 to 2040|
|Type||New greenway idea|
|Councils||Ards and North Down Borough Council|
EXPLORE THE GENERAL ROUTE AREA
GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT
An upgrade and extension of a coastal path to link Bangor with Groomsport and Donaghadee past Orlock Point.
A missing link in an otherwise excellent chain of traffic-free routes between Belfast and Bangor, a 4km urban greenway in Sydenham.
A proposed 9km route between Comber and Newtownards using a combination of railway alignment, roads and coastal defence walls.
The 16km traffic-free North Down Coastal Path winding through Holywood, Cultra, Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn into Bangor.
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 Newtownards to North Down Coastal Path Greenway, or if you want to submit a picture or video to this page, please get in contact.