Sunday, 5 August 2007

Blot on the landscape?

The Ulster Way passes between this former fisherman's cottage and Runkerry House, the former Macnaghten property that was donated to the state in 1951.

Walkers passing along this trail will probably be amazed that this little cottage, perched on Rocky Islet at the east end of Blackrock Strand, is now encaged in metal bars and razor-wire.

Not only is the cottage located in an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is also within the four kilometre zone that protects the Giant's Causeway World Heritage site.


It's been officially confirmed that there is no record of planning permission for the cage fencing having been granted.

Blot on the Landscape 2