Davagh Forest Feasibility Study

Client: Mid Ulster District Council

The Challenge

To prepare a feasibility study including economic appraisal to inform the Council’s decision making regarding the phased future holistic development of Davagh Forest for both tourists and the local community.

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The Role

We led on the preparation of a feasibility study which focused on:

  • Further development of a visitor hub / trail head i.e. ancillary facilities/services and car parking
  • The addition of further mountain biking / walking trails
  • The introduction of a Dark Sky Observatory with a range of interpretation linking the heritage of the area with the night sky


This was delivered through:

  • One-to-one consultation with key stakeholders
  • Public consultation
  • Benchmarking against best practice
  • Detailed site surveys
  • Identification of potential funding


Project Partners

Cogent Management Consulting – Economic Appraisal