Five North West trails set to benefit from ‘Walks Scheme’

Five walking trails in the North West are set to benefit from the latest round of funding under the Walks Scheme.


The investment is designed to open up the countryside to visitors and make Ireland a world class destination for adventure tourism.


Under the Government’s Walks Scheme, over €408,000 will be provided to resurface, re-route and improve outdoor trails to benefit local communities, tourists, walkers and hikers alike.


The funding will improve trail surfaces, drainage and signage.


It will also provide seating, picnic and recreation areas, and reroute some trails which will enhance the experience of those using them.


Three projects in Sligo are set to benefit, including impact assessment funding for Aughris Head, land drainage improvement works at the Miners Way & Historical Trail and remedial works at Keash Hill.


The Leitrim Way is also receiving money for resurfacing the trail and other enhancement works.


While in Donegal, the Bluestack Way is also earmarked for a facelift.