Respectable use of Dunseverick Harbour

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chris scott
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Posted on 24 October 2011 at 15:04
Hi all,

Small coastal locations such as Dunseverick, Ballintoy and Portballintrae have become popular with activity providers, many of which travel quite a distance to use them.

It has been politely brought to my attention by Robin Ruddock (from Ruddock Sea Kayaking and Canoeing) that concerns have arisen from locals who live by Dunseverick Harbour, that adventure activity providers groups are using the toilet blocks for changing and leaving them in a sorry state when they leave.

Robin is keen that activity providers continue to bring groups to enjoy the North Coast but is worried there is a danger of spoiling the good relations developed over the years with locals if groups are not behaving well in public.

Robin appreciates not all groups of kids are angels and they have a right to enjoy themselves but they also have a responsibility not to spoil other folks desire for a bit of peace and quiet.

As continued positive relations on the North Coast are fundamental to the continued delivery of activities such as coasteering, CAAN would encourage activity providers to continue to follow the principles of Leave No Trace http://www.leavenotraceireland.org/Principles.aspx and consider the impact their activities are having on an area beyond the physical elements of erosion and litter etc.

King Regards,

Chris Scott
Activity Tourism Manager
02890 306 940

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Posted on 24 October 2011 at 16:08
Permission should also be sought from Moyle District Council, regarding business use of the block.
The harbour master’s permission is also required if jumping into the harbour area.

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