Greenway Trails and Books

EastSide Greenways has developed a number of heritage and tourism trails and maps to encourage visitors and locals to learn about the vast history of the area, to visit the Connswater Community Greenway and to visit east Belfast.

So why not get on your walking shoes or your bike and explore #EastSide using the Greenway

The trails can be downloaded or viewed online.

Hard copies of the trails are available to purchase from EastSide Visitor Centre, 402 Newtownards Road, Belfast. 

CCG Trail

This trail (developed before the construction of the CCG was completed) provides an overview to the history and wildlife of the Connswater, Loop and Knock rivers.

Connswater Industrial Heritage Trail

A collaboration between CCG and The Very Local History Group, this self-guided trail highlights the industries that once flourished along the banks of the east Belfast rivers.

C.S. Lewis Trail

This trail will take you to the places that influenced and inspired the young C.S. Lewis.

C.S. Lewis Square Map

Coming soon

C.S. Lewis Square Interactive Map

Discover more about the sculptures inspired by characters from Narnia at C.S. Lewis Square using this interactive trail map.

George Best Trail

This trail will guide visitors to the places that shaped the young George Best before he was talent spotted and joined Manchester United.

Green Walking Map

Produced with guidance from medical professionals at the Arches Centre, these walking maps include routes for all abilities to encourage everyone to get out and get active along the Greenway.

Van Morrison Trail

This trail will will take you on a journey through the east Belfast of Van's youth.

Victoria Park Ecotrail

Ecotrail provides an opportunity for young people to develop an awareness, appreciation and understanding of, and responsibility to, their local natural and built environment by taking part in an environmental trail linked to the sport of orienteering.

Other East Belfast Trails

You can explore east Belfast beyond the Connswater Community Greenway through a range of additional trails developed by our colleagues at EastSide Tourism.

EastSide Lives Heritage Trail

This trail celebrates the mill workers, shipyard men, shop keepers, community workers, delivery drivers and many more from east Belfast's history.

Newtownards Road Heritage Trail

This trail explores the landscape, signage, street names, buildings and public art of the Newtownards Road, revealing the fascinating story of an area where people have lived for over 200 years.

The Yardmen Trail

This trail will take you on a journey through a part of east Belfast that was home to the shipyard men.

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