In Reply to: Fair weather walkers posted by walker on May 02, 2015 at 21:26:08:
Rather than lament the emergence of the hoardes why not celebrate and embrace their new found enthuasism. Sure ya never know ya might encounter some soul mates ewly converted to your wavelength.
Anything that compells people to get out walking or cycling can only be a good thing in my book. The fact that an increasing amount of off road safer facilities are being offered for those that heretofore would have been fearful of sharing the road with motor traffic is a very positive development. In fact preferable I would say to the walking routes on the Castlebar ring road where one combines exercise with lungfuls of carbon monoxide emissions.
And sure if this facility encourages some of those participating to venture further into the countryside on by roads once they build up a bit of courage that's not a bad thing either.