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Inishowen Greenway 10.04.23

ONCE completed, the Inishowen Greenway will provide a continuous loop around the peninsula and will link into existing cycle / walking infrastructure in Derry and Strabane. This network will result in the delivery of approximately 120km of high-quality greenway infrastructure.

Stephen McCrory, Senior Executive Engineer with Donegal County Council explains: “It is anticipated that the provision of a high-quality greenway around the Inishowen peninsula will have a positive impact on the local community providing a safe walking and cycling corridor between local towns and villages, highlighting local cultural heritage and the outstanding natural beauty of the region, encouraging tourists to visit and explore the wider Inishowen region and providing safe and sustainable commuting and leisure opportunities for all user groups and so promoting health and wellbeing for our citizens”.
Northwest Greenway Network at Muff
The Inishowen Greenway is made up of standalone greenway projects that provide for strategic and sustainable infrastructural assets in their own right, whilst when linked together, provide a connected network around the peninsula.

The remaining sections that will complete an entire greenway network around Inishowen are:
• Muff to Three Trees
• Bridgend to Buncrana and Newtoncunningham
• Buncrana to Carndonagh
• Three Trees to Carndonagh
Proposed Inishowen Greenway network
Stephen reports that substantial progress is being made on each of the projects. He advised that: “Evidence from other greenway projects has shown that over half the visitors to greenways are local to the area thus promoting health and wellbeing in these communities and providing realistic opportunities for sustainable transport.”
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