Red faces over Dark Hedges!

Clare Cushnahan at the Dark Hedges. The local resident says she has been inundated with enquiries about the location of the tourist attraction.INBM34-13 135L
Clare Cushnahan at the Dark Hedges. The local resident says she has been inundated with enquiries about the location of the tourist attraction.INBM34-13 135L

People living near the Dark Hedges trees say the country’s newest tourist attraction is rapidly becoming an embarrassment because of the absence of signage.

Locals say they are being inundated with people from all over the world asking for directions and they cannot understand why those responsible are not addressisng the problem.

Many have taken to social networking sites to voice their disquiet.

Clare Cushnahan, is one of a number who contacted the Times complaining about the situation.

She said: “Where we live is on a route from Belfast and every day we are answering knocks at our doors from people from all over the world asking where the Hedges are.

“Last week I spoke to people from Japan, Canada and Spain. I don’t mind helping them, but you just wonder why week after week goes by and nothing is done. What’s the problem about putting up a few signs?”

Another said: “The Hedges are getting more popular by the day and no matter when you go there, there’s always someone either taking a stroll or snapping pictures. To not have signs telling them where it is just doesn’t make sense.”

A spokesperson for Ballymoney Council said: “The Hedges has become one of