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An Outdoor Recreation Plan For The Mourne and Slieve Croob AONB
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Calling all of those with a mutual interest in outdoor recreation in the Mourne and Slieve Croob area!

The development of the new mountain bike trails in the Mournes has highlighted the opportunities that there are in this area for outdoor recreation.

A 25-mile mountain biking trail is now open around Castlewellan and there are plans to develop sport further in the Mournes and Slieve Croob area following public consultations.

A 25-mile mountain biking trail is now open around Castlewellan and there are plans to develop sport and recreation  further in the Mournes and Slieve Croob area following public consultations.

Three consultation events are now being held to discuss your views on current and future outdoor recreation in the Mourne and Slieve Croob area.  These will be hosted by Outdoor Recreation NI to identify the facilities and areas that you currently use and to discuss the opportunities, activities and/or facilities that you would like to see sustainably enhanced or developed in the future in the mountain, forest or water environments.

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre at Bryansford, is the venue for the first consultation event on Monday 9th December, from 7-8.30pm.

Hillyard House, Castlewellan is the venue for the second consultation event on Tuesday 10th December, from 7-8.30pm.

Warrenpoint Town Hall, Warrenpoint is the venue for the third consultation event on Wednesday 11th December, from 7-8.30pm.

Complimentary refreshments will be served at each event from 6.45pm.

Dr Caro-lynne Ferris, Director of ORNI said:  “These plans are one of several which are being carried out for AONB areas across Northern Ireland to explore and identify the opportunities for strategic and sustainable recreation management and development.  These events are an opportunity for local people to contribute their views on what they would like to see improved and/or developed in their area relating to outdoor recreation”.

To confirm your attendance at any of the above events, or for more information, please contact Matthew of Outdoor Recreation NI on:

02890 303930

or email [email protected]