Wexford Walking Trails clg welcomes the recent announcement by Minister Heather Humphreys and the Department of Rural and Community Development, of the approval for inclusion of five of County Wexford’s walking trails in the largest ever expansion of Ireland’s National Walks Scheme. The announcement includes the approval of the appointment of a Rural Recreation Officer (RRO) for County Wexford. The scheme is designed to boost outdoor recreation and rural tourism.

Great credit is due to Wexford Local Development for submitting the application to include Wexford’s walking trails in the National Walks Scheme, and for their co-operation in enabling the appointment of a RRO for County Wexford. Wexford Walking Trails clg wish to acknowledge the assistance of Rory O’Mahony and Wexford County Council for continuously aiming to establish and improve walking trails throughout County Wexford. The inclusion of Wexford’s walking trails in the National Walks Scheme will further enhance the trails included, for the benefit of local communities, businesses, and visitors to the trails.

Wexford Walking Trails clg chairperson Peter O’Connor extends “a special thank you to local Trail Management Organisations for their dedication, co-operation, and consistent work to improve the stunning walking trails in their localities for all to enjoy.”

“Wexford Walking Trails wish to thank private landowners, Coillte and the NPWS for their valuable contribution and for working alongside local Trail Management Organisations. This partnership will ensure that walking trails of a very high standard can be delivered through County Wexford’s scenic countryside. Wexford Walking Trails is committed to consulting and co-operating with all stakeholders to ensure present and future developments are of benefit to all sectors of the rural and urban community” chairperson Peter O’Connor said.

The trails approved for inclusion in the National Walks Scheme are:

County Wexford with its scenic landscape, offers a diverse range of walking trails for enjoyment by walkers. From forest and hillside walks, to historic, coastal, riverside and mountain trails, there are walking trails in County Wexford to suit all ages and abilities. For information and downloadable maps click here. 

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