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
Leave No Trace aims to help outdoor enthusiasts, instructors, guides and centres alike to;
The seven principles are;
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.
Many of the species and formations in the Geopark are rare and important so please take only pictures of these remarkable landscapes.
Many people work and live within the GeoPark, so help them out by refraining from blocking gates, damaging fences and make sure to respect livestock.
There are important habitats which are very sensitive to footsteps so help conserve them by staying on waymarked trails and keep yourself safe by steering clear of cliffs, bog holes and uneven terrain.
Litter not only looks awful but can be eaten by wildlife,livestock and can end up in our waterways, so please help the environment by leaving only footprints.
The weather in the GeoPark can change in the blink of an eye so make sure to take warm, waterproof clothing, sturdy footwear and very importantly - something to eat and drink.
Uncontrolled fires can destroy hundreds of acres of habitat which take years to recover. Help prevent this by not throwing cigarette ends or glass/plastic bottles away which can cause ignition.