FERMANAGH’s most popular tourist attraction the Cuilcagh Mountain Boardwalk has been effectively closed indefinitely to tourists.
The access closure comes right at the height of the tourist season and looks set to leave thousands dissappointed.
Cuilcagh Boardwalk has become an Internet sensation with people travelling from all over the country to undertake the 7.4km scenic climb.
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council have to date failed to provide any car parking facilities at the site. Access to the boardwalk is currently only available through privately owned land and caters for around 40 cars.
Only two months ago, management at the Marble Arch Geopark admitted they were struggling to cope with the phenomenal popularity of the boardwalk and the huge volumes of traffic attempting to access the site. A spokesman for the council, which manages the site, said at the time that they were working with various departments and agencies, such as Transport NI, the PSNI, and DAERA, as well as local landowners, to come up with solutions to the problem.
However in a statement this morning, a spokesman for the Marble Arch Caves Geopark said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, the car park at the beginning of Cuilcagh Legnabrocky Trail (Cuilcagh Boardwalk) is CLOSED until further notice. Please check back for updates. We apologise for the inconvenience to all our visitors and locals.”
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