Faughan Valley Route 1 links the City of Derry with the rural hinterland. The route utilises a traffic free section of the National Cycle Network, Route 93 alongside the River Foyle out of the city, passing by the recently installed artwork “The Third Bridge”. The route continues through Newbuildings before switching onto the quieter country roads skirting Slievekirk and passing by Bonds Glen. The return to Derry City follows the south side of the valley above the River Faughan.
Public roads: On Public Road
Getting to the start: Routes 1 can be accessed from Derry/Londonderry. Rail services from Belfast and all stops along the way, can carry up to 4 cycles after 9.30 am on weekdays and at all times during weekends.
Traffic: Take care crossing the bridge
Point of interest
Shoal Art Sculpture and Observation Point
Faughan Valley Cycleway leaflet
Faughan Valley Cycleway leaflet available from the Tourist Information Centre in Londonderry.