The Walks Scheme aims to enhance and maintain key walking trails including National Waymarked Ways, Looped Walking Routes and Heritage Routes by providing support to landowners whose land they traverse.

The Walks Scheme is aimed at private landowners who each receive a payment for carrying out a specified and agreed maintenance plan for approved walking routes which traverse their land (up to 5 year contracts).

For more information about the Rural Recreation and Walks Scheme, click below:

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The scheme is currently open for applicants from landowners along the following walks:

Ballyhoura Development CLG administer The Walks Scheme on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development and in partnership with Ballyhoura Heritage & Environment, National Trails Office (Sports Ireland) and Fáilte Ireland.

Ballyhoura Development would be delighted to hear from community groups, businesses and individuals in relation to projects in the local area. 

If you have an idea or plans to develop a recreation project, please feel free to get in touch with Ballyhoura Development Rural Recreation Officer for further advice and information.

Register your interest!

Register your interest in the Walks Scheme via the below link:

Registration of Interest

For further information contact Ballyhoura Development Rural Recreation Officer, Mike Cleary at [email protected] or (083) 2049929