Ballina – Enniscrone Recreational Trail

The Warren Way

Client: Mayo County Council

The Challenge

Deliver a Feasibility study in relation to the potential development of a land based recreational route from Ballina (Co. Mayo) to Enniscrone (Co. Sligo).

The Role

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.

Staff Leads: Claire McLernon & Diane Crookes

Project Partners

Sligo County Council

Mayo County Council