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Comber Greenway

The Comber Greenway is a 7 mile traffic free section of the National Cycle Network which follows the old Belfast to Comber Railway line.



Nearest Town

Belfast, Dundonald or Comber

Route Type



Other Area

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7 Miles

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Route Shape


On/Off Road

Off Public road

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Flat bitmac linear path

route description

The Comber Greenway is a 7 mile traffic free section of the National Cycle Network running from Belfast to Comber along the old railway line which closed in 1950. The Comber Greenway starts at the western end of Queen Elizabeth Bridge in Belfast, however the traffic free cycling section begins at Dee Street in East Belfast close to the Harland and Wolff shipyard. From the Holywood Arches to Dundonald the Greenway provides a tranquil green corridor through East Belfast with points of interest along the way including the CS Lewis Statue, views of the Harland & Wolff Cranes, Parliament Buildings at Stormont and the Belfast Hills.

At the Comber Road in Dundonald the route diverts briefly from the old railway line along a section of riverside path to Millmount Road before continuing to Comber through a rural landscape, passing the Billy Neill (MBE) Soccer Centre of Excellence with views of adjacent farmland and Scrabo Tower. Cyclists and walkers can cross the River Enler and farm lanes using a number of reinstated bridges before arriving at Comber.

getting to the start

Can commence in either Belfast or Comber. Train stations that serve the Comber Greenway are Belfast Central, Bridge End and Sydenham. Bicycles will be carried free of charge on translink train services but are not permitted on trains prior to 09:30 Monday - Friday. Walkers can access the Greenway by bus using Metro services 4a/19/20/20a from the City Hall to Dundonald or Ulsterbus services 11 & 511 from Laganside Buscentre to Comber.


Whilst the pathway is off road, there are junctions where the pathway crosses main intersections.


No car parking or facilities provided

information for People with a Disability

The path is wide with no stiles

available publications

Comber Greenway Leaflet, National Cycle Network Map 99

Belfast Welcome Centre 47 Donegal Place Belfast BT1 5AD T:(028) 9024 6609 Ards Tourist Information Centre 31 Regent Street Newtownards BT23 4AD t:(028) 9182 6846 Sustrans T:0845 113 00 65

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Well said David Gordon it is up to the cyclist to let people know that they are present not race past as close as they can get apparently the rules of the greenway state cyclist should sound bell or make pedestrians aware they are there by giving a warning no such luck especially on a Sunday morning when they race along three abreast to comber square where it is reminiscent of hells angels gathering at Brighton. I was a cyclist until my accident whilst cycling. I cycled 15 miles a day and have nothing against responsible cyclists but the Lycra clad louts with sunglasses and earphones in need reminding rules are there for a reason the greenway is for everyone not just themselves obey them or go somewhere else.


Excellent path

Phil R

I love cycling on the Comber Greenway. One contributor here suggests that it is unreasonable for people to let dogs off the lead. The point of such amenity areas is precisely that - to let dogs off the lead. The onus is on cyclists to slow down or stop when necessary. The Comber Greenway is a shared space, not a race track for cyclists. I use the greenway exclusively as a cyclist, and I am well aware of my responsibilities in relation to dogs, wildlife, and pedestrians. Cyclists do not have a right to spoil this fabulous facility for others.

David Gordon
Funders Outdoor Recreation NI Leave No Trace NIEA DoE HPA
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