Council grants temporary diversion of Ulster Way

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Moyle Council has approved an extension to the temporary path order granted previously for the section of the Ulster Way/Causeway Coast Way cliff top path from the current Giants Causeway Visitors Centre to the Shepherds Path for a three month period.

The extension will run for a period of three months until May 15 following the request by the National Trust.

Under Article 19 of the Access to the Countryside (NI) Order 1983 the council may make an order to either divert or close a right of way for up to three months if it is satisfied it is expedient to do so and in the interests of farming, forestry or other reasons.

The power only becomes available once an application has been made to the council; the council cannot itself initiate an order without being requested to do so.