Donegal County Council has withdrawn proposed walking routes around the Malin Head Visitor Experience.
It follows a review of the management plan being undertaken and follows concerns raised locally over specific walkways.
Donegal County Council spokesperson Liam Ward outlined the situation in a statement issued on behalf of Donegal County Council and Failte Ireland today.
He said “The potential for the development of walking as a key visitor experience is being considered and some walking routes in the area were identified for potential development.
“In light of concerns arising in the locality, a review of the walking route concepts and associated mapping, was undertaken by both agencies. These routes are now being withdrawn from the draft Visitor Management Plan.”
Donegal County Council and Fáilte Ireland are working with the local community, key agencies, business partners and stakeholders to deliver a Visitor Management Plan for Malin Head.
The aim of this plan is to leverage Malin Head’s position as the most northerly signature discovery point on the Wild Atlantic Way.
The statement added “It will also help guide the future development of tourism for the wider area in a sustainable way that will deliver strong economic benefits to the local community.
“As part of the overall process, and at a future date, it is proposed that we will look for expressions of interest from local farmers and landowners to develop walking route proposals in full consultation with the landowners concerned.”
The statement concluded that Donegal Co. Council and Fáilte Ireland are committed to working collaboratively with all stakeholders in the area to deliver a plan that will provide unique opportunities for tourism and economic development for Malin Head.Tags: