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Walk the new Dublin Mountains Way from Tallaght to Shankill

02 November 2010

The Dublin Mountains Partnership (DMP) today (31st October 2010) launched the Dublin Mountains Way, a new 43km trail across the Dublin mountains from Shankill in the east to Tallaght in the west.  This is one of the flagship projects of the DMP. 

 

It is a captivating walk with stunning vistas of Dublin city below, a variety of terrain from forest, open mountain, lakes to parkland and a wealth of heritage from megalithic tombs to the engineering wonder of the Bohernabreena reservoir.

 

Through the close cooperation of the partners and in addition, over 300 different volunteers, the route was developed and waymarked and new sections were constructed.  The Dublin Mountains Way has been an objective in county development plans for over twenty years, and with the formation of the DMP has now been delivered.

 

The DMP in cooperation with East West Mapping have also published a map of the Dublin Mountains highlighting the public lands that are available for recreation use, access points, car parks and the various outdoor facilities such as orienteering courses, mountain biking trails, and historical features.

 

The launch took place at Tiknock Forest and was attended by all the Dublin Mountains Partners.  The Dublin Mountains Partnership is a partnership of different organisations with the vision of managing recreation on the public lands in the Dublin Mountains and is made up of Coillte, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, South Dublin County Council, Dublin City Council, National Parks and Wildlife Service and Dublin Mountains Initiative.

 

At the event David Gunning, CEO, Coillte said :

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