PORTADOWN TO DUNGANNON GREENWAY
“Derry Road Greenway”
A 25km route starting up the ‘Derry Road’ from the existing railway station at Portadown, and the Newry Canal Path which follows the railway line south, across the Blackwater River and into Dungannon.
|Timescale||2026 to 2040|
|Title||Great Northern Railway|
|Councils||Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council|
|Mid Ulster District Council|
June 2016: ACBCBC applies to Stage 1 of the DfI Small Grants Programme for Greenways competition
February 2019: ABCBC seeks views on proposed greenways
EXPLORE THE HISTORIC ROUTE
GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT
A 15km route from Portadown along the former Great Northern Railway line, passing by Richhill, to Armagh City.
Ireland’s best dedicated urban active travel network, the Black Paths link the towns of Portadown, Craigavon and Lurgan.
With a new dual carriageway bypassing the old A4 road from Belfast to Enniskillen, the remaining road could eventually host a 21km roadside greenway link.
A winding 85km former railway route through mid Ulster through Cookstown, Magherfelt, Maghera, Garvagh and Kilrea.
A 74km route along the Ulster Canal – being restored in stages – through four counties and linking Lough Neagh with Upper Lough Erne.
A 29km towpath along the disused Newry Canal from Portadown through Scarva and Poyntzpass into Newry City.
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