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Public information event about Garvagh Forest development plans

Public information event about Garvagh Forest development plans

Fri, February 09, 2018

A public information event will be held this month to discuss plans for a regional mountain bike trail centre in Garvagh Forest.

Building on initial design work and consultation with local forest users which took place in 2013, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has appointed Doran Consulting to oversee the technical aspects of this exciting outdoor recreation project.

Garvagh was identified as a key location for the development of a regional trail centre in the Mountain Bike Strategy for NI 2014-2024.

Cycling has enjoyed a period of unprecedented growth in recent years and the development is a crucial step in improving local provision.

Plans include 15 kilometres of off-road cycling along with improved multi-use trails to accommodate walkers and runners.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Joan Baird OBE said: “This project will greatly enhance outdoor recreation opportunities and allow the public to fully enjoy the associated physical and mental well-being benefits. Council is committed to shaping resilient, healthy and engaged communities and it is important that we have the necessary facilities to fully encourage this. We are working closely with the Forest Service and this partnership is allowing the initial concept to become a reality.”

The drop-in information event will take place on Tuesday 20th February from 2pm – 8pm in Garvagh Community Building, 85 Main Street, Garvagh BT51 5AB. 

Representatives from Doran Consulting, Architrail and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will be in attendance to discuss the project proposal.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

A public information event will be held this month to discuss plans for a regional mountain bike trail centre in Garvagh Forest.