Helping the Hills.
A conference on the management of upland paths took place
on 13th & 14th September 2012 in Glendalough, Co Wicklow
Ireland has tremendous potential for walking and other outdoor recreation activities, but wise management is required to deliver quality recreation experiences and long-term benefit.
Many of Ireland’s mountains are suffering from the effects of erosion, whether through increased recreational activity or natural processes, or indeed a combination of these. As most mountain areas have a high conservation value, it’s important to respond appropriately.
This conference, hosted by Mountaineering Ireland, took place in the beautiful and historic Glendalough valley, in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. The event was opened by Minister Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht.
Proceedings from the conference can be seen here
Report on Helping the Hills Conference, Irish Mountain Log, Winter 2012 available here