The Lee to Sea Greenway envisions a world-class walking, running, and cycling route through Cork city and around its 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 near the harbour mouth. The Lee to Sea would unite and connect the city and its 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 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.
It would provide leisure opportunities, boost tourism, and reduce congestion, making the Lee to Sea one of Ireland’s most important recreational and commuting paths.
To realise this vision, we need the support of individuals, community groups, businesses, organisations, and councillors to make this a reality. Get on board, and help us make this vision a reality!
The idea was born! and announced publicly
Cyclists call for a “Lee-to-Sea” Greenway
Developed Initial Logo
Lee2Sea Website Launched
Cork Metropolitan Area Strategic Plan
Campaigned for the modification to the Cork Metropolitan Area Strategic Plan (CMASP within RSES) making the L2S part of two specific objectives
Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy
Campaigned for the modification to the Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy (CMATS) making the L2S a specific project as a short to medium term
Cork County Development Plan 2022- 2028
A new logo!
Cork City Development Plan 2022-2028
Campaigned for the modification to the Cork City Development Plan 2022-2028 to make the L2S part of specific objectives.
NTA provides funding for studies
NTA total funding of €250K for Lee to Sea Feasibility Study within City boundaries (due to be complete in Autumn 2022)
Lee to Sea Water relay
Held L2S event as part of Cork Bike Week.
Lee to Sea Active travel event
Held L2S event as part of Cork Harbour Festival