Gortin Lakes & Boorin NNR Development Plan

Client: Fermanagh and Omagh Distirct Council

The Challenge

To undertake a scoping study to assess the opportunities to develop the site as both a tourism and community resource. In turn, prepare a development plan with a phased approach and robust costings.

The Role


  • Prepare a preliminary report to include:
    • Environmental audit
    • Review of
      • current recreation infrastructure
      • existing education provision
      • current visitors / market
      • existing signage
      • tourism and outdoor recreation services
      • management regime
  • Undertake extension consultant with key stakeholder including the local community
  • Prepare a SWOT (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis for Gortin Lakes and Boorin NNR
  • Prepare a holistic development plan to include:
    • Product Development relating to opportunities within the environmental designations including earth and natural science, outdoor recreation activities, education products, visitor attractions and physical infrastructure within the Nature Reserve (both existing and new)
    • Core Visitor Hub Area that encompasses the core services and facilities which a visitor requires
    • Signage Requirements
    • Visitor Services and Facilities
    • Access and Connectivity to the surrounding area