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Route 1 - North West Greenway Network

greenway linking Derry to Buncrana via Newtowncunningham


Derry via Pennyburn and Bridgend border crossing to Buncrana


Route 1 (32.5kms): commencing at Pennyburn in Derry and extending to Bridgend and continuing onto Buncrana via Tooban Junction and Inch. It is also proposed to take a spur from the vicinity of Tooban Junction towards Newtowncunningham, but primarily utilising existing quiet country roads. This latter connection will be subject to the statutory consultation process.


An emerging route corridor has now been selected. For more information on this corridor, please go to Route 1, Buncrana-Derry. In June 2020, Derry City & Strabane District Council submitted their planning application for the northern section. The project team currently await a decision on whether or not planning will be granted. By autumn 2021, Donegal County Council will have submitted its planning application for the southern section of this route.


Additionally, it would be the programme's vision that the section linking into Buncrana and Bridgend is incorporated in to the EuroVelo 1 route network.



Last updated: 15 June 2021


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