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Active Travel


If your organisation is interested in promoting walking and cycling within Derry and Strabane, you may be eligible to apply for an Active Travel Grant up to £1000.

Funding will be allocated across two rounds of applications.  Completed applications for the summer term must be submitted in hard copy or by e-mail by 12 noon on 29 June 2018. Completed applications for the autumn/winter term must be submitted by 12 noon on 7 September 2018.

See link for more info and to apply here



Derry City and Strabane District Council offer a growing network of walking and cycling routes throughout the Council area. These greenways offer a traffic free way of moving around our environment either by foot or bike, whether you use these facilities for recreation purposes only or as part of your daily travel, the Council are continually seeking opportunities to extend the network of greenways throughout the Council area and beyond.



            To download the Strabane Active Travel Map click here

Key Greenways include:

The Peace Bridge

Spanning 235m across the River Foyle this iconic structure is the city’s first dedicated foot and cycle bridge.

Waterside Greenway

This tranquil, traffic-free path connects the east and west of the city via the Peace Bridge across the River Foyle, this greenway links to the Foyle Valley Greenway, the Bay Road Park and there are plans to extend it to Strathfoyle.

Foyle Valley Greenway

This 34km route is made up of traffic-free paths and quiet Country roads and lanes, starting at the Craigavon Bridge and following the line of the former Great Northern Railway with views of the River Foyle.

Faughan Valley Cycleway

Three circular Cycle routes in the Faughan Valley, passing Newbuildings, Mountcastle and Claudy County Park before following the River Faughan back to the city.

North West Greenway Plan now available

Derry and Strabane Council and Donegal County Council have now adopted and published a plan for greenway development in the North West.  The document, delivered on commission by the sustainable transport charity Sustrans, provides the basis of a strategic and co-ordinated plan for the development of a greenway network across the North West.  It provides a potential greenways map, which identifies a series of recommended greenway routes for further investigation, as a result of information gathered and initial consultations.  The Plan also serves as a useful tool and starting point for stakeholders and groups looking to develop potential greenways.

  • To download a copy of the Plan please click here
  • To download a copy of the Executive Summary please click here
  • To download a copy of the Appendices please click here

If you have any questions or would like more information about the Plan please contact:

Ross McGill, Sustrans NW Area Manager, Tel: (028) 71 253253 Ext 6841 or [email protected]

For more information about local, regional and National Cycle Network routes and what Sustrans does please visit: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/northern-ireland/national-cycle-network/free-leaflets-and-maps

Online Suggestions

Please fill out the form below to submit any suggestions for the Greenway Plans you may have.

Contact Details

For further information on Parks within the Council Area, please contact:

Colin Kennedy
Parks Development Manager

Tel: (028) 71253253 Ext 6816
Email: [email protected]