Cycle Northern Ireland -

Faughan Valley Cycleway Route 1

Faughan Valley Route 1 links the City of Derry with the rural hinterland.

Nearest TownLondonderry
Distance24 miles miles
OS Map7
Route TypeRiverside, Urban
Route ShapeCircular
Public RoadsOn Public Road
AONBOther Area
Grid Ref (Start)C441164
Grid Ref (End)C441164


On Road

Point of Interest

Shoal Art Sculpture and Observation Point
Killaloo Wood

Route Description

Faughan Valley Route 1 links the City of Derry with the rural hinterland. The route utilises a traffic free section of the National Cycle Network, Route 93 alongside the River Foyle out of the city, passing by the recently installed artwork “The Third Bridge”. The route continues through Newbuildings before switching onto the quieter country roads skirting Slievekirk and passing by Bonds Glen. The return to Derry City follows the south side of the valley above the River Faughan.

Getting to the Start

Routes 1 can be accessed from Derry/Londonderry. Rail services from Belfast and all stops along the way, can carry up to 4 cycles after 9.30 am on weekdays and at all times during weekends.


Take care crossing the bridge



Information for People with a Disability

This route does not have accessible toilet facilities.


Available Publication

Faughan Valley Cycleway leaflet

Faughan Valley Cycleway leaflet available from the Tourist Information Centre in Londonderry.

This information is provided by Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland, The Stableyard, Barnett's Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5PB.

Tel: 028 9030 3930
Fax: 028 9062 6248

Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy of the information. We cannot accept responsibility for errors or omissions but where such are brought to our attention, the information will be amended accordingly.