Cllr Richard Holmes has welcomed a decision by Causeway Coast & Glens Council to progress Garvagh Forest Trails Development to the next stage. In an investment which could be worth up to £700,000, Garvagh Forest would see the addition of up to four mountain bike trails up to a red level of challenge.
“This is a very exciting project for Garvagh and will put the town firmly on the map of the adventure tourism offer in Causeway Coast and Glens. From surf to mountain we can offer it all.
“A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes by Council Officers working with cycling organisations and the Forestry Service to bring this project to fruition. The Garvagh Forest Trail could be the first of a network across the council extending from Binevenagh to Glenariff.
“Other mountain bike trails across Northern Ireland have produced visitor numbers in excess of 30,000 per year. This will help drive the economy within the Garvagh area and wider Borough.”