Outdoor Recreation scheme proposed for Cairn Wood

The Council has recently received funds under the DAERA Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation fund to carry out improvements to Cairn Wood. Following public consultation in August 2019, a planning application (LA06/2019/1291/F) has now been validated with a proposal to extend and enhance existing trails in Cairn Wood, comprising;

  • new walking trails
  • a multi-use family cycle trail
  • upgrades to existing trails
  • information panels
  • way markers, and
  • seating

Phase 1 of the works will deliver 2 of the proposed trails with further funding opportunities being sought to deliver the remaining proposed works.

A single story WC facility is also planned as well as an extension to the existing car park.

Please note that to facilitate works, the car park at Cairnwood will be closed from Friday 7 February to April 2020.