Plans for forest parks welcomed by local councillors

Two Moyle Councillors have welcomed plans by the council for the development of tourist and outdoor recreational opportunities within the three major

Moyle forests Ballycastle, Ballypatrick and Glenariffe.

Councillors Donal Cunningham and Colum Thompson said the proposals aimed to expand and enhance the visitor experience and would include improving the provision for walking , running and horse riding as well as the addition of outdoor gym equipment.”

“Ballycastle Forest located as it is so close to Ballycastle town centre has enormous potential. We need to make the most of our visitor and tourist potential, Ballycastle Forest is home to many important archaeological sites, souterrains, megalithic tombs and standing stones and there are many stories to be told about the history of the area,” Councillor Cunningham said.

Cllr. Thompson said: “With the right project Glenariff could be the equal of any tourist attraction in Ireland, as good if not better than places like The Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.