Image: Parking at Corravaddy Woods, November 2020
Donegal County Council has been asked to engage with Coillte to make forestry trails more user-friendly.
Forestry walks have grown in popularity this year as people exercise outdoors and stay in their local areas, but there is room for improvement, according to Cllr Donal Coyle, Mayor of the Letterkenny Milford MD.
Cllr Coyle told this week’s Municipal District meeting: “while there is no doubt about the advantages of walking in forests, many of these are not user friendly unless you are able bodied.
“Access for young parents with buggies or people in wheelchairs is poor or non existent.”
Cllr Coyle put forward a request for the council to seek a meeting with the Coillte forestry company to examine, explore and discuss how forests in the Letterkenny and Milford areas can be more user-friendly for everybody.
“Such things as signage, car parking, accessible walking for all, seating and picnic areas are some of the topics that should be explored at this meeting,” Cllr Coyle said.
The Mayor’s motion was passed and the council has agreed to engage with Coillte and invite representatives to a future meeting to discuss relevant sites within the Municipal District.Tags: