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Decision Not To Segregate Trails In Westmeath Forest Questioned

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Currently pedestrian and horseback riders are using the one trail.

Concerns are being raised about Westmeath County Council's plans for a 6.5km walking trail.

Portlick scout management committee is urging them to reconsider a decision not to segregate the pedestrian and horse trails in Portlick Forest.

It's secretary John Butler says maintaining a single track poses a health and safety risk for families and campers who use the amenity.

He's calling for a public debate on the issue:

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