Courtown/Kiltennel Walking Trail supported by Sport Ireland

Sea, sand, scenery and the natural environment on the Kiltennel-Courtown Walking Trail. (Pic; Courtown Community Council).

By Dan Walsh

Courtown Community Council are delighted to announce the Courtown/Kiltennel Walking Trail has received official accreditation from Sport Ireland following two years in development.

This unique coastal heritage trail is one of the countries only wooded dune systems in Ireland and is therefore a site of ecological importance. National Parks and Wildlife have designated this site a Natural Heritage Area. The Courtown Kiltennel Trail will form part of the Slí Charman Coastal Trail Rehabilitation Works which began back in the early 90s. The trail has now been added to the National Trails Register and will appear on the Sport Ireland website.

Courtown Community Council continues to work closely with Wexford County Council, Wexford Walking Trail and National Parks and Wildlife Service in the areas of maintenance, restoration and conservation.

Linda Sinnott of Courtown Community Council told today; “In collaboration with The Irish Coast Guard and Wexford Walking Trail we are delighted to introduce a numbered emergency locator marker system along the trail to help trail users identify their location should an emergency arise.

“We are delighted to see so many people enjoying the trail already. Walking Trails have proved hugely popular since the beginning of the pandemic. There is no better way to immerse yourself in nature than to spend some time ambling throughout Courtowns extensive walking trail network,” she concluded.

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