Make it your New Year Resolution to ‘Leave No Trace’

If you are one of the many thousands of people who enjoy the outdoors in Donegal then why don’t you make it one of your New Year’s resolutions to learn more about the simple steps you can take to help protect our beautiful landscapes and outdoor spaces for future generations to enjoy? It’s a resolution that can really make a difference.

Are you a member of a walking group? Cycling club? Just have a group of friends who like to mountain bike or kayak? Or do you organise events in your local community such as 5k runs, sports events or outdoor festivals? If so, Leave No Trace Ireland has upcoming courses that can help you reduce your impact on the environment while still running a successful event.

The courses are being delivered in Donegal in partnership with Donegal Local Development Company CLG (DLDC). This exciting pilot programme is intended to support outdoor recreation groups, educators and communities, by providing a series of free customised workshops and resources. Dates from January through to March have now been released for the final series of courses, so don’t let the opportunity slip - get in touch now to book your places.

Courses will cover various sectors including walking and hiking, watersports, cycling sports, charity and challenge events and community use of the outdoors. Training places are available to individuals and groups who fall within the Donegal Local Development Company catchment area, will take place in venues across Donegal and will be delivered by fully accredited Leave No Trace trainers.  

This programme, worth over €100,000 is the first of its kind in Ireland and is intended to provide leaders in the outdoor sector with the skills and ethics to protect, preserve and enhance responsible outdoor recreation in Donegal’s upland, coastal and inland environments.

Make a resolution that will have lasting benefits for your outdoors, those who use it and the generations to come.

If you would like more information on this new training programme or would like to register your interest in attending any of the upcoming courses, please contact Jayne Woodrow by email at or by telephone on 0044 28 9030 3930