Public consultation on Davagh Forest tonight

LOCAL residents and users of Davagh Forest are reminded to make their views heard at a meeting tonight.

Cookstown District Council is hosting a public consultation meeting in Broughderg Community Centre at 7pm on tonight (Thursday 27th October).

The aim of the consultation is to encourage local residents and users of Davagh Forest to express their views on the proposed plans to create a series of multi-use trails throughout the forest.

Architrail, led by experienced Trail Designer Phil Saxena, has been appointed to prepare a detailed design of the trails system which follows on from an initial concept plan prepared in 2009. The consultation event is open to everyone and the design team are keen to consult with existing and potential users to ensure the successful delivery of the project.

Due to work currently being carried out by NI Water a number of road closures are in place in the Broughderg area. Please log onto to download a map showing alternative routes.

This project is part funded by Cookstown District Council and SWARD (South West Action for Rural Development), local delivery agent for Axis 3 of the Northern Ireland Rural Development Programme 2007 – 2013 by the European Union and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development:

For anyone seeking more information on the new trails development at Davagh Forest or the consultation event please contact Denise Campbell, Cookstown District Council on 028 8676 9949.