50 years to the day after the last passenger train journey between Waterford and Dungarvan the line is back in action, this time as Ireland’s longest greenway. Stretching 46 km from Waterford City to Dungarvan this off road paved path is suitable for all ages and abilities. The route takes walkers and cyclists from the River Suir in Waterford City all the way to the sea in Dungarvan through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Ireland.
As Sport Ireland chief executive, and Olympic silver medallist, John Treacy said: “Having a world-class facility like the Greenway, with its beautiful vista and fantastic amenities, will encourage and provide opportunities to people of all ages, the length and breadth of Waterford, to get out and get active”. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves John! So get out there and make the most of this wonderful amenity.
Plan your visit
Visit Waterford Greenway has all the information you to make the most of your visit. There is an interactive map showing access points, bike hire, parking, toilets, conditions enroute and those all important refreshment stops. A downloadable map and list of things to do and see are also available.
For children the Greenway Hunt has lots of exciting activities and things to look out for on their Waterford Greenway adventure.
And if you are still not convinced check out this fantastic video!
The Greenway Code is a reminder to be considerate of other greenway users and to work together to keep the Waterford Greenway a special place, where people are kind to each other and to the environment.
We hope you get out and enjoy the Waterford Greenway as often as you can. Why not show us your favourite places to get out and get active using the hashtags #healthywaterford and #waterfordgreenway on facebook and twitter.