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Foyle Valley Cycle Route

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Foyle Valley Cycle Route

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The route starts beneath the city walls in Derry City. It runs parallel to the River Foyle towards the Co Donegal border on the resurfaced track bed of the Great Northern Railway, following National Route 92 signs.

The traffic-free railway section merges with a minor road and takes you through the small village of Carrigans. Here change down gear as the road begins to rise high above the widening Foyle. The descent takes you to St. Johnston where the route begins moving out into the countryside on beautiful rural roads. A few miles on, cycle over the section of rough track down to where you cross the busy N14.

Just ahead is Cavanacor Historic House, President Polk's Ancestral home and now home to a renowned gallery and craft centre. It's a good excuse to dismount, stretch out and wander about for a spell. Cycle back towards Lifford and over the River Foyle into County Tyrone, where you will pass the fantastic "Let the Dance Begin" sculpture on your way, before ending your journey in Strabane town centre.

Public roads: On Public Road

Getting to the start: From Belfast take the M2 out of the city towards Randalstown. Join the M22 briefly before this road ends and joins the A6 to dungiven. Continue on the A6 untill you reach Derry City.

Traffic: Quiet country roads

Start Point:
C436170

Finish Point:
H344978

Distance:
21 miles

Terrain:
Well maintained traffic free paths and quiet country roads.

Point of interest:
Derry Walls, President Polk's Ancestral House, "Let the Dance Begin" sculpture, Alley Arts Centre

Facilities:
Car park, shops, cafés, toilets

Publication:
Foyle Valley Cycle Route from Sustrans

Publication availability:
A free Foyle Valley route leaflet is available from Sustrans on tel: 0845 113 00 65

Nearest town:
Londonderry

OS map:
7

Accessible toilet facilities:
Yes

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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