THIS is the new eco-friendly path being tested on Errigal which could bring more tourists to Donegal’s famous mountain.
The ‘test’ path is just six metres long and two metres wide.
Everest hero Jason Black says the path through to wetter parts at the start of the Errigal walk will be welcomed by many.
“It’s a test foundation to the proposed path to help with the real wet issue of getting from the carpark to the base of the mountain as most tourists and locals alike climb it in standard runners,” said Jason.
“This in time should help encourage more to enjoy this iconic mountain. I do appreciate a lot have mixed views on this but really it’s no pleasure in its current state and discourages tourists and locals – young and old.
“The objective is the matting allows the ground to survive in its natural state allowing water saturation and turf growth and the mess in time acts as a bind giving a firmer underfoot path like structure.”
Jason added: “Time will tell.”