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National Trails Day to be held on 3 October 2010


National Trails Day has been announced as Sunday 3 October 2010.

National Trails Day is a celebration of Ireland’s wonderful variety of trails and a chance for everyone to enjoy some of our most beautiful countryside, forests, mountains and lakes.  It’s primary objective is to raise awareness of outdoor trails.

Countryside Access and Activities Network (CAAN) will be leading the organisation and marketing of National Trails Day for Northern Ireland in partnership with our financial partners Inland Waterways and Inland Fisheries Branch of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Waterways Ireland, Sport Northern Ireland and support partners National Trust and Forest Service. 

There will be lots of opportunities for everyone to get out enjoying trails in a variety of ways.  Events could include the likes of nature walks, mountain bike cycles, family orienteering, horse riding, try canoeing, heritage walks and just plain ordinary walking! Several events were held in Northern Ireland last year but this year it is hoped that in all areas of Northern Ireland we will have a fantastic range of interesting and exciting things on a trail, be it on land or water.

The events organised will be included on www.nationaltrailsday.co.uk.

For more information on organising an event contact Aideen Exley at aideen@countrysiderecreation.com  or on 028 9030 3931

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