SECAD has a vision to establish a high-quality network of community walking trails that are well constructed, managed, advertised and maintained in the South and East Cork area (from Nohoval to Youghal). The benefits of creating community trails are many. They allow people to explore new areas, promote a healthy lifestyle, attract tourists, and generate income for the local community.

SECAD provide support to people interested in developing sustainable recreational trails and other outdoor recreation resources within their community. Sustainable trails attract and meet the needs of trail users, are acceptable to all landowners, funders and other stakeholders, do not damage or have a negative impact on the landscape, have long term appeal and are manageable in the long term.

All SECAD supported trail projects are part of the National Trails Office Framework.

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SECAD currently promote community trail development by providing:

> Guidance and support

> Technical assistance

> Tús support for trail maintenance



An example of a SECAD supported trail in Ballincollig. Click on the image for a larger version.




Further Information

Click here for National Trails Office trail development publications.

Click here for an example of a trail project that was developed with support from SECAD

Contact SECAD directly for further details.

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