Comber Greenway

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This walk leads from the centre of Belfast to the town of Comber along the line of the former railway.

This route provides a tranquil green corridor through East Belfast and ending passing through a rural landscape into Comber.

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  • I can not yet judge about this way, because I did not yet do it.
    But end april 2023 I will be in Belfast, and bring my bike. In the first place it seems me nice to do this ride. But don’t worry, I respect people who are walking, and I will even slow down where its a need to gave other people a save feeling. I’m used with it, because in Belgium we have also a lot of old ralway tracks transformed into walk/bikelanes.

    Patrick De Kunst at 9:21 am
  • My husband and I both in our 70s walk the Greenway most days. We are thankful for the tar that makes walking easier. We always walk to one side and we have never felt intimidated by cyclists. They are free to zoom up the middle without bothering us.
    I have taken countless photographs of wild flowers and of the blossom on the trees. It is spectacular at all times of the year. We see an increasing variety of birds and our walks are never without birdsong.

    Ruth Miller at 10:58 am
  • It should never have been tarmacked to encourage cyclists in the first place. A WALK- way has now become a CYCLE-way that is anything but stress-free having to worry about being run-over.

    I used to walk parts of it around Dundonald nearly 40 years ago when it was just a well-worn, stony path of a few feet wide and you had to jump over the river. A very peaceful, natural place then.

    Get rid of the tarmac and replace with stones and the boy racing cyclists will disappear overnight.

    Then it could be called a WAKWAY !

    lee at 8:41 am
  • County Down

    Distance 8 miles

    OS Map 15

    Terrain Flat tarmac path throughout

    Nearest Town Belfast - Dee Street

    Route Shape Linear

    Grid Reference J359745

    Route Type Parkland & Grassland, Urban

    Route Description

    The Comber Greenway is a 7 mile traffic free section of the National Cycle Network developed by Sustrans along the old Belfast to Comber railway line. The path was completed in November 2008 and provides a tranquil green corridor all the way from Comber to the heart of East Belfast with views along the route of Stormont and Scrabo Tower. The walking and cycling route provides local people with a traffic free environment for leisure walking and cycling and offers commuting cyclists a direct and traffic-free route from Comber to Belfast city centre.

    The traffic free route begins at Dee Street in East Belfast and passes by the CS Lewis statue at the Holywood Arches, along the Bloomfield Walkway to Sandown Road where it continues past the Police Service NI headquarters to a newly installed toucan crossing at the Knock Road.

    From here it travels up to the Kings Road and onwards to Abbey Road, through Tullycarnet and Ardcarn to East Link Road in Dundonald.

    The greenway continues through a wetland area emerging at the Comber Road, Dundonald where a toucan crossing has been installed. The route continues from Comber Road, Dundonald past the Billy Neill Centre for Soccer Excellence where the former railway line runs near to the Enler River. Walkers and cyclists can cross the River Enler and farm lanes using a series of reinstated bridges before reaching the final destination at the Belfast Road, Comber.

    Point of Interest

    Views of Harland & Wolf, Stormont, Cs Lewis Statue, Scrabo Tower

    Getting to the start

    Start is at Dee Street off Newtownards Road.

    Public transport

    Translink –

    Dog Policy

    Dogs must be kept under control at all times


    Facilities can be found at Ballyhackamore, Tullycarnet, Dundonald and Comber.