The Walks Scheme

NEWKD administer The Walks Scheme on behalf of the Department of Rural and Community Development.

The scheme aims to enhance and maintain key walking trails including National Waymarked Ways, Looped Walking Routes and Heritage Routes by providing support to landholders whose land they traverse. The Walks Scheme is aimed at private landowners who will be paid to carry out a specified and agreed maintenance plan for approved walking routes through their lands (up to 5 year contracts).

The Scheme is currently open for applicants from landowners along the Dingle Way. An expression of interest form can be downloaded by clicking on this link.

The walks scheme is administered by Joanna Jankowska, Rural Recreation Officer for NEWKD. Joanna can be contacted by email at