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.
Public roads: Off Public Road
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.
Nearest town:Belfast, Dundonald or Comber
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.
Facilities:No car parking or facilities provided
Accessibility information:The path is wide with no stiles
Publication:Comber Greenway Leaflet, National Cycle Network Map 99
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