The Provision of Access for Outdoor Recreation in Northern Ireland

28th January 2021


The provision of access for outdoor recreation in Northern Ireland Key Stakeholder Consultation 27th January – 29th March 2021

DAERA has launched a key stakeholder consultation to seek their views of key stakeholders on the current provision members of the public have to Northern Irelands natural environment for outdoor recreation, and investigate how provision can be improved, while protecting the environment and recognising the needs of landowners.

This consultation is not considering an overall “Right to Roam”, or the development of National Parks in Northern Ireland. Stakeholders identified for initial consultation include:

  • Representative groups of those who use the outdoors for recreational purposes
  • Representative groups of landowners / land managers
  • Environmental groups


A broader public consultation is expected following the consideration of responses from key stakeholders.

The closing date for submissions is 29th March 2021

Download DAERA Consultation Document