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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.


CountyDown
Nearest TownBelfast, Dundonald or Comber
Distance7 Miles miles
OS Map15
Route TypeUrban
Route ShapeLinear
Public RoadsOff Public Road
AONBOther Area, Strangford Lough
Grid Ref (Start)J347748
Grid Ref (End)J449701

Terrain

Flat bitmac linear path


Point of Interest

The Comber Greenway is a tranquil green corridor through East Belfast with points of interest along the way. Starting with the Odyssey, W5 which lie in close proximity to Dee Street.

When comencing at Dee Street, the path will take you past the CS Lewis Statue, provide views of Harland & Wolff Cranes, Parliament Buildings at Stormont and the Belfast Hills.

At the Comber Road, the path cuts through a rural landscape alongside the Enler River and the Billy Neill (MBE) Soccer Centre of Excellence, with views of Scrabo Tower.

Eventually bringing you to the rural town centre of Comber, situated close to Strandford Lough.

The most remarkable feature of the Greenway is the feeling of rural escape from urban bustle.


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.


Traffic

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


Facilities

No car parking or facilities provided


Information for People with a Disability

This route does not have accessible toilet facilities.

The path is wide with no stiles


Available Publication

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 www.sustrans.org.uk T:0845 113 00 65


Links

www.combergreenway.org.uk


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
info@cycleni.com
www.outdoorrecreationni.com

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.