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pdtempan
2010-01-06 17:45:26
Coillte closures
Following up belatedly on Simon's request for info on specific closures, I've never encountered anybody shooting, but have come across signs recently in 3 different areas saying woodland was closed due to logging activity. These were: access to Silvermines W Top in July 2009; N slopes of Knocksheegowna in Comeraghs, July 2009; and E slopes of Kirikee Mountain near Ballinderry, Wicklow, Aug 2008. In all three cases the signs did not simply ask walkers to keep to tracks, they forbade access completely along the woodland tracks and offered no alternatives. In all three cases, as there was no indication of any activity at the time (sound of chainsaws, logging lorries, etc.) I ignored the signs and continued my walk, encountering no problem. Unlike the shooting issue, which is potentially very dangerous, Coillte are crying wolf too often re logging to my mind, and in any case, there seems no reason for walkers to be banned from whole swathes of forestry for months at a time. A period of several months was explicitly stated on the Silvermines sign. If the lorry drivers are driving with due caution, the presence of walkers on forestry tracks should not pose a problem. The only issue I can see is in the immediate vicinity of felling activity. I would have thought that signs and a cordon in the relevant bit of forest, at the time that felling is actually being carried out, would be adequate. Seems like a bad case of health and safety culture.
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