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padodes
2009-05-21 18:52:34
Protecting the uplands
I commented a few weeks back on the fact that warning notices (still blithely ignored) have been erected recently by the National Parks and Wildlife Service at several points in the Wicklow
Mountains (and perhaps elsewhere) where damage is being done to areas of conservation by all-terrain vehicles. At the prompting of Simon, I tried to pursue the matter a little further, and an answer just received from the NPWS Deputy Regional Manager provides an update on the situation and gives contact numbers that may be helpful. It reads:

“In 2008, prohibition signage was erected at key locations throughout
the mountains… [It forms] part of an overall approach on
our part to dealing with the problem. While controlling access is also
part of the plan, it is virtually impossible to make the uplands
inaccessible to recreational off-road vehicle use. In 2007, a press release was sent out on the matter and letters were issued to all known landowners in the SAC (Special Area of Conservation). On an ongoing basis, liaison takes place with identified interest groups to educate as to the damage caused and the consequences of breaking the law. NPWS Rangers engage in monitoring for illegal ATV use at all times in the course of their work, and to the best of the ability of the staff resource, targeted
deterrent patrols are arranged on an ongoing basis, including on
Lugnaquilla and approach routes. Your information on activity is appreciated and will be used to continue to improve our picture of patterns and times of usage. You are
welcome to pass on any further information to the Regional Office (0404)
45800 or the Duty Ranger (office hours) on (087) 9803899.”


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Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 a day ago.
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davsheen 2 days ago.
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sean_debarra 2 days ago.
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davsheen 2 days ago.
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Onzy 3 days ago.
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Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
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ewen a week ago.
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ewen a week ago.
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MountainBoy a week ago.
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Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
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gernee a week ago.
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