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    Woodland Management

    Sunday 3rd November
    Rea’s Wood Antrim
    Free

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    Nature Based Solutions – Benefits that biodiversity can provide for organisations and communities

    Monday 11th November
    Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GS
    Free

    Overcoming Conflict in Marine Energy

    Monday 11th November
    Malone Lodge Belfast

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    The Power of Walking Conference

    Thursday 14th November
    Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast
    Free

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    Path Clearing – 40th Anniversary Event

    Sunday 17th November
    Milford Cutting Co Armagh
    10am

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    Visitor Safety Group Managing Informal Mountain Bike Trails Workshop

    Tuesday 3 December 2019

    Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, Newcastle

    Summary Description

    This seminar and site visits will draw upon the experience of key experts from across the UK and Ireland to:

    • Gain the mountain biker’s perspective – why are informal mountain bike trail important
    • Outline the issues for land owners / managers
    • Outline models for engagement and managing informal trails – how land managers and mountain bikers can work together to potentially find solutions

    Course Description

    Mountain bikers are increasingly seeking new challenges and as a result there has been a growth in the number of mountain bike trails constructed without the permission of land owners / managers. This has been heightened by modern mountain bike design and GPS tracking platforms. This has resulted in a range of challenges including multi–user conflict, creation of potentially dangerous hazards and negative environmental impacts.

    Course Content

    This seminar will draw upon the experience of key experts from across the UK and Ireland and undertake a site visit to nearby Castlewellan Mountain Bike Trails to generate discussion in a practical setting. The site visit will be undertaken on foot so no prior mountain biking experience is required.

    Refreshments and lunch are provided free of charge.

    Why Attend?

    This seminar and site–visit will be of most interest and value to land managers / stakeholders within Northern Ireland.

    To book your place, please click here…

    This is the first in a series of seminars Outdoor Recreation NI will be hosting in order to highlight good practice and innovative approaches to outdoor recreation development, management and promotion. The training programme has been made possible through funding from Sport Northern Ireland and Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Environment Fund Strategic Strand.