Client: Mayo County Council
Deliver a Feasibility study in relation to the potential development of a land based recreational route from Ballina (Co. Mayo) to Enniscrone (Co. Sligo).
Mayo County Council and Sligo County Council have appointed Outscape to carry out a feasibility study for the recreational trail.
The feasibility study will consider many factors to aid decision-making, including:
- Landownership, land use and privacy
- Ecologically sensitive areas
- Physical constraints
- Connectivity between places where people live, work, and recreate
These factors will help to inform trail route options and a trail standard. While a route entirely along the estuary’s edge is what many people will envisage, the reality is that such a trail is likely to weave its way through various types of landscape between the two towns to avoid sensitive areas and ensure a viable and appropriate trail that compliments or enhances the function of any lands, without unduly impacting land use activity. It is likely that any such trail will offer a similar feel to the ‘Warren Way’, with a goal to ensure it fits in well with its surroundings.
This work is progressing well and will be ongoing across a variety of route options over the next few months.
Sligo County Council
Mayo County Council