Greystones to Wicklow walk study welcomed

Greystones to Wicklow Town Walk study welcomed

Wicklow County Council is to hire 2 Engineering Interns to do a study of how to improve this walk. Cllr Derek Mitchell welcomed this and said we need to improve this walk to make it more accessible to locals and tourists. When I was Cathoirleach, 3years ago, I set this as an objective and am glad something is finally happening. This seaside walk, over 20 km long with no road crossings and through a nature reserve is very attractive, and has a train service to both ends.

Although it is possible to walk it at present there are problems with rail safety, land ownership and the coastal defences which shift making a flat path difficult to achieve. Irish Rail are currently fencing parts of it but have agreed to leave the bridge at Newcastle open. Over the next year the Interns will study this and produce a plan which will be discussed with stakeholders. Following that the Council will apply for funding to implement it.

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