In 2012 the Mourne Heritage Trust, through funding made available by the NI Environment Agency and Sport NI, commissioned Dafydd Davis to develop strategic management recommendations for the recreational path networks in the Mourne Mountains and Slieve Croob. This report includes a survey of 62 paths across the 3 sites totalling a distance of 152.2kms, and establishes a framework for addressing issues relating to the path network to take forward to achieve an agreed approach to management of the uplands as part of the wider ecosystem services that they provide; the challenge now is to establish that agreed position. The report will also inform a revised remit for the Mourne Access Committee.
The report is made up of two parts:
1. The main report, which includes the strategic recommendations for management - to view click here.
2. Appendices, which includes the access point and path surveys and a list of consultees. to view click here.
Mourne Heritage Trust would like to thank anyone who contributed through providing comment, and participated in workshops and stakeholder meetings.