New Beech Hill trails

Conor Donnelly, Sales & Marketing Manager, Beech Hill Country House Hotel, and Aine McCarron, Theatre Programmer, The Playhouse, pictured with Private First Class Marine Joe Jones [Kieran Griffiths] and Irish American Hollywood starlet Peggy Diggins (Rionach McGlinchey] at the launch of the multi-use trails at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel.
Conor Donnelly, Sales & Marketing Manager, Beech Hill Country House Hotel, and Aine McCarron, Theatre Programmer, The Playhouse, pictured with Private First Class Marine Joe Jones [Kieran Griffiths] and Irish American Hollywood starlet Peggy Diggins (Rionach McGlinchey] at the launch of the multi-use trails at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel.

A new network of multi-use trails is to be launched at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel just in time to celebrate National Trails Day next month.

Set to become a key attraction for both tourists and locals alike, the three miles of circular trails twist their way through the mixed woodland and landscaped gardens near the River Faughan.

Starting and finishing at the front of the hotel, the trails have been developed to suit a wide range of users including walkers, family cyclists, horse riders and users with limited mobility.

To mark the opening of the trails, Beech Hill Country House Hotel has teamed up with The Playhouse to provide a free World War II Heritage Trail and Family Fun Day for National Trails Day on Sunday, October 7.

Conor Donnelly, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Beech Hill, explains: “Beech Hill Country House was part of Base One Europe and used by US Marines during World War II. The woodlands and fields around what is now the hotel were transformed into the main accommodation camp for the naval nase.

“The newly-launched trails and the Playhouse will really bring this all back to life. It’s set to be a great day of fun for all the family.”

Living history interpretations, history talks, trail explorations, and reminiscence workshops and recordings will all take place during the free fun day.

“The whole family will be invited to get their hands dirty in Autumn Environmental Art Workshops and get their body fit with Bugle Call PT exercises,” says Aine McCarron, Theatre Programmer, The Playhouse.

The World War II Heritage Trail and Family Fun Day will take place as part of National Trails Day from 2pm to 5pm. For more information, see www.nationaltrailsday.co.uk and to book contact The Beech Hill County House Hotel on Tel; 028 71349279.