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CANOE TRAILS IN NORTHERN IRELAND

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									    T H E   C O U N T R Y S I D E   A C C E S S    &   A C T I V I T I E S   N E T W O R K

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               THE   CANOE    ASSOCIATION         OF   NORTHERN     IRELAND




                CANOE TRAILS IN
            NORTHERN IRELAND
Projects that connect people and the environment


     Matt Peach, Canoe Development Officer
                            CAAN and CANI
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                                            AND

                THE   CANOE    ASSOCIATION         OF   NORTHERN     IRELAND




Background:

• September 2002:
Strategic review of canoeing
opportunities in Northern
Ireland



• November 2003:
Appointment of Canoe
Development Officer
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               THE   CANOE    ASSOCIATION         OF   NORTHERN     IRELAND




What is a canoe
trail?
“A scenically attractive
route along a stretch of
water suitable for paddlers
in kayaks or canoes, with
facilities on shore that
allow for overnight
stops.”
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Elements of a canoe trail:
• Public access/ egress points along the trail
• On shore interpretation along the trail
• On shore facilities – car parking, toilets,
  camping, refreshments
• Canoe hire
• A trail guide
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Points of                                                                                  Safety
Interest                                                                                   information
                       Interpretation
                         Panel and
                           Guide
Code of Conduct                                                                      Environmental
                                                                                     information
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                     Interpretation Panel



                    Interpretation
                        Panel

Code of Conduct                                                                 Environment
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                 THE   CANOE    ASSOCIATION         OF   NORTHERN     IRELAND




Benefits:
• Social
• Economic
• Health
• Protection of the environment
• Management of water users
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                      THE CANOE ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN IRELAND




     Lough Erne Canoe Trail a UK 1st!
•   Launched: 26th May 2005

•   Cost – £49,000
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                     THE CANOE ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN IRELAND




          A Partnership Approach
Funding Partners:
• FDC
• EHS
• DCAL
• FLSP

Supporting Partners:
WI
NT
Local Community/Outdoor Centres
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              THE   CANOE    ASSOCIATION         OF   NORTHERN     IRELAND




Project:

• 10 Interpretation
  panels
• Canoe guide to the
  Erne System
• Marketing
• Web site
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                                             AND

                 THE CANOE ASSOCIATION OF NORTHERN IRELAND




Planned future development
Strangford Lough - £48,000
Lower Bann - £58,000
Blackwater - £154,000
Upper Bann - £?
Lagan - £?
www.nicanoeing.com


    Thank You

								
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