Can you access green space from your door?


Outdoor Recreation NI (ORNI) is working on behalf of Newry Mourne and Down District Council on Northern Ireland’s first Community Trail Plan for the Slieve Croob and Mournes areas.  The Community Trail Plan will allow the Council to strategically plan and work towards creating a network of off-road trails linking people from their front door to green space and one community to another.

Heather Hoffman, Development Officer with ORNI said, “This is such a brilliant opportunity for people to tell us about where they currently walk and where they would like to walk in and around their own community. The aim for our Community Trail Plan is to help enable decision makers to focus resources and prioritise path development projects with a long-term vision, which will hopefully, in the future allow us to work in partnership with local landowners and communities, towards formalising and waymarking these Community Trails, which will give future generations the chance to enjoy our countryside.”

To help ORNI build a complete picture of all existing community paths in the area, it is holding 3 public drop-in sessions from midday to 8 pm where everyone is welcome to call in at a time that suits them to view the ‘map of paths’ to date and to give any additional path information which could be included.

ORNI invites you to attend any of these Public Drop in Sessions:

Drumaness  MON 28  NOVEMBER 2016  anytime between 12-8pm

Dan Rice Hall -  Mill Road, Drumaness, BT24 8RL

Newcastle TUES 29 NOVEMBER 2016 anytime between 12-8pm

Newcastle Centre, 10-14 Central Promenade, Newcastle Co Down BT33 0JN

Kilkeel WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2016 anytime between 12-8pm

The Nautilus Centre, Rooney Rd. Kilkeel BT34 4AG

For more information or to discuss further contact:


Tel: 028 90303930