Funding of approximately €14.86m is being allocated to the North West Greenways Network which will create 46.5km of new greenways through three distinct routes connecting Donegal to Derry and Strabane. The North West Greenways Network is one of three new crossborder greenway projects being funded under the EU’s Interreg VA programme. The funding was awarded through the Special EU Programmes Body.

The new Greenway routes will connect Buncrana to Derry-Londonderry via Pennyburn (32.5km); Muff Village to Derry via Culmore (10.5km); and Lifford to Strabane via Lifford Bridge (3.5km).

Greenways are corridors of land that are recognised for their ability to connect people and places together. They enhance existing outdoor recreational opportunities and can be used equally by cyclists, walkers and joggers. The objective of the programme in supporting these projects is to increase the number of cross-border journeys made by cycling or walking by up to 10% across the region by 2023.

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