Outscape Webinar: Access Legislation in Northern Ireland

28th January 2021


This webinar provided an overview of current Access Legislation in Northern Ireland and showcased a number practical examples in which the various mechanisms have been utilised to provide access for recreation.
In addition, the National Outdoor Recreation Forum (NORF) has outlined thoughts as to how access legislation could potentially be revised in order to provide further opportunity for recreation.


Content included:

  • Overview of current access legislation Caro-Lynne Ferris, Executive Director, Outscape
  • How to go about asserting a Public Rights of Way (PROW) Mark Strong, Coast and Countryside Officer, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
  • Cuilcagh to Cleenish (C2C): An example of using Permissive Path Agreements (PPA) Chris Scott, Head of Operations, Outscape
  • Potential components of a future Outdoor Recreation Bill Graham Seymour, Chair, National Outdoor Recreation Forum (NORF)

After the main webinar attendees were provided the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and reflections on:

  • PROW and PPA Mechanisms
  • Review of access legislation to further opportunity for recreation


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Download Q&A Transcript

DAERA Consultation

Download Permissive Path Agreement Example

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This webinar was produced on 27th January 2021.