Last weekend a highly successful two day promotional event was held on the Blackwater Canoe trail attracted over 70 participants aged 5 to 75 year old. Participants traveled from all over the Province, including cross boarder, to experience first hand one of the five canoe trails that are being established across Northern Ireland. The canoe trails are the first of their type in the UK and have been created by the Countryside Access and Activities Network and the Canoeing Association for NI supported by a range of funding agencies. Details are available at www.canoeni.com
The Friday event catered for Countryside Officers and others who had very little previous canoeing experience but who could assist with the promotion of the trail. Their trip started form BlackwaterTown and finished at Moy for lunch.
The event on Saturday was organized in conjunction with the Canoeing Association for Northern Ireland and attached 50 of their members who were most enthusiastic about the paddle from Blackwater to BondBridge stopping for lunch in Moy.
The event raised £230 for a local charity through the donation of the entry fees.
The two days were funded by the Blackwater Regional Partnership who has been supporting a range of initiative to attractive more tourists to the regional and to encourage local people to access the extensive facilities on their door step.
For more details on the activities in the Blackwater Region visit.