Clarke welcomes Granite trail improvements
Newcastle Sinn Fein Councillor Willie Clarke has welcomed the improvements to the route of the Granite trail.
Speaking to Newry Times, Clarke stated, “This follows lobbying by my offices and members of the public. Many aspects of the trail had deteriorated, these included lack of maintenance of the paths, overgrown vegetation, as well as damage to signage and the wooden artifacts.”
Clarke continued, “The Granite Trail is a great walking route that gives a snapshot of the areas rich cultural history; this was a local community project which delivers sustainable tourism. I am delighted with the work carried out and would like to thank the people involved for restoring the trail. These include the Mourne heritage Trust, National Trust, Forestry Service and Down District Council.”
He added, “I would like to personally thank the DDC Access Officer, Heather Wilson, who is responsible for the walkways within our District; for overseeing the restoration of the trail. Heather has also ordered additional signage which narrates the story of the granite industry in the local area.”
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