Wider Greenway Networks

Greenways are common across Europe.  To give you some inspiration please check the links below to just a few of our favourites. 

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Greenways provides a fantastic overview of current and proposed greenways in Northern Ireland.   

Others under construction or partly developed:

  • Glens of Antrim Greenway
  • Belfast Cycle Network
  • Fourth Meadow (Belfast)
  • Lisburn to Lurgan Greenway
  • Newry to Dundalk Greenway
  • Derry to Omagh Greenway
  • Derry Urban Greenways


Republic of Ireland

The Ultimate Guide to Ireland’s Greenways can be found on Greenways Ireland. 

Some others currently in development:

  • South East Greenway (Co Kilkenny)
  • Extension of the Waterford Greenway to Rosslare
  • Greenway between Dublin and Galway
  • Ring of Kerry Greenway
  • Extension to the Royal Canal Greenway towards Dublin
  • Extension to the Great Western Greenway towards the east of Co Mayo


England, Scotland and Wales

There is a range of shared paths across England, Scotland and Wales ranging from

Traffic Free (over 99.5%)

2 routes: Luton to Dunstable and Sewell/ Rutland Water 

Mostly Traffic Free (80 – 99.4%)

2 Routes

Telford to Iron Bridge/ Water Rail Way 

Mixed Traffic Free and On Road (21 – 79%)

34 Routes - view routes via this LINK.  

Mainly on Road (Under 20% Off Road)

26 Routes - view routes via this LINK



The Eurovelo is a series of long-distance routes across Europe (part on road/ part off road paths). An overview can be found at EuroVelo  - some of the main Eurovelo routes are:

Many smaller greenways exist across Europe which are too numerous to list here.