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The Devil's Ladder.. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all posts)
mcrtchly
2015-09-03 15:17:42
'Approved' Routes
It would be almost impossible to designate approved or recommended walking routes in Ireland on official maps without the landowner's permission. In general in Ireland, unlike most other European countries, there is no assumed public access to upland areas nor are there many public footpaths. Most paths and tracks shown on OSI maps have only been mapped from aerial photographs and no public access should be assumed.

The National Trails Office (Sport Council) has designated and mapped nearly 800 accredited walks/trails (see http://www.irishtrails.ie/Home/) but most of these tend to be lowland walks. All of these trails have been developed with the support and agreement of the landowners along the line of the route. Publishing a route without the cooperation of the landowner can cause friction, as was the case in Sligo a few years ago with Andy 'Bull McCabe' McSharry.

Because of the access issues in Ireland and the potential for litigation, I think that MV should not go down the road of suggesting recommended routes. User's GPS tracks I see as OK because the website already has a disclaimer to the effect: "Users are reminded that tracks shown here are a record of where a member went. It is up to you to ensure that your route is appropriate for you and your party to follow bearing in mind safety or weather conditions or access permission."
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