Walk or Canoe Volunteer Rangers (Outdoor Recreation NI)
Throughout Northern Ireland
Outdoor Recreation NI set up
the Volunteer Ranger Programme. The aim is for volunteers to walk in and around
Northern Ireland. The information gathered is then used to carry out any
necessary remediation work (i.e. an audit of the trail)
The long distance walks
known as the “Way Marked Ways” and "Ulster Way", with Volunteer
Rangers completing audits of these routes twice a year.
Quality Walks - there are
over 200 walks across Northern Ireland that qualified under the quality walk
scheme, with new route being added regularly! These routes are the best walks
that Northern Ireland have to offer and the volunteer rangers walk each route
once a year to ensure that they are in good condition.
Ecotrails are another product that we
audit. There are 16 of them and they can be found at the following link
(www.ecotrailsni.com). An annual audit is carried to ensure that they remain
high quality product is available to those who have enjoyed or wish to enjoy
The Canoe Trails of
Northern Ireland are another outdoor recreation product that Outdoor Recreation
NI developed and promote. There are 5 inland Canoe trails and 4 coastal canoe
trails that are audited on an annual basis by our volunteer rangers.