Corlea Amenity Walk project
Corlea Amenity Walk project is a collaboration between Keenagh Co-op, Wetlands Heritage Ireland, Bord na Mona, Office of Public Works and Longford County Council. The project aims to develop a walkway and tourist attraction around Corlea Bog and Trackway centre, which is a key element in the development of the Mid Shannon Wilderness Park.
At present a walkway is being constructed through 70 acres of cut away bog surrounding Corlea Trackway Centre. This walkway will run through an area of bog which Bord na Mona are currently managing to return to a natural and semi wild condition. The walkway will also have small activity areas and viewing points at a number of locations around the route. The walkway natural area will add to the attraction of the Corlea Trackway Centre which consists of 30 acres of natural bog land area. This project when completed will provide Corlea and Longford with a total of 100 acre bog land park set within a natural setting of lake, bog and forest. The area will also provide a very important refuge for wild animals, plants and birds.
Wetlands Heritage Ireland and Keenagh Co-Op have been instrumental in planning and delivering this project. Bord na Mona have provided the land, expertise, and equipment to deliver the walkway. Longford County Council are managing the funding and delivery of the project which will be a very important project for the future of County Longford.
The new amenity walk will enhance the visitor offer at the Corlea Trackway Centre thus making it more attractive and increase tourism numbers. The Tourism and economic potential of this project will secure jobs in the area in the future.