The Lee to Sea Greenway is a vision of a world-class walking, running, and cycling route around Cork city and harbour. Starting from the River Lee’s lovely valley and rolling farmland at Inniscarra Dam, the Lee to Sea would follow the River Lee into Cork’s bustling city centre and along its historic quays, skirt the western shore of Cork’s huge natural harbour, and end at the impressive coastline at the harbour entrance. In so doing, the Lee to Sea would unite and connect the city and surroundings to the two defining features of the local landscape — the glacial Lee valley and Cork harbour.
About 200,000 people live within minutes of the Lee to Sea, and the proposed route passes many of the city’s hotels and B&Bs, as well as colleges, business parks, and major employers in the city and county. So, whether it’s locals out for a ride or a stroll, tourists exploring the countryside and historic attractions, or commuters getting to work, school, or the shops, the Lee to Sea greenway would serve a diverse and large population, every day of the week, and throughout the year.
To realise this vision, we need the support of individuals, community groups, businesses, organisations, and councillors to make this a reality. Download the proposal here.