Community Trails

Outdoor Recreation NI will create a networked trail plan for walkers, canoeists and cyclists within the Cuilcagh to Cleenish footprint area based upon existing trails and facilities as well as to potential sites linked to heritage activities and sites developed through the activity plan. The trails will also physically connect communities throughout the area to their local built and natural heritage and to each other. The trail network will be the golden thread that connects the current and future heritage assets developed by communities to existing trails and activities already provided by the larger heritage providers such as the Geopark and National Trust. Through in-depth community consultation within the programme plan we will identify and design a series of actual (utilising external funding) and “shovel ready” trails.

Cuilcagh to Cleenish: A Great Place has adopted the Leave No Trace principles and Geopark Code of Conduct

The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace aims to help outdoor enthusiasts, instructors, guides and centres alike to;

  • Value the natural environment
  • Understand the impact of their activities
  • Enable them to make decisions to minimise that impact
  • Enjoy their activities in a sustainable way

The seven principles are;

  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Ground
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave It As You Find It
  5. Minimise the Effects of Fire
  6. Respect Farm Animals and Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Others

To practice any of the Leave No Trace ethics is very simple:

Make it hard for others to see or hear you and LEAVE NO TRACE of your visit.

Cuilcagh to Cleenish - A Great Place

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