MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum
The MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum was established to protect, manage and sustainably develop, the beautiful, fragile and unique resource that is the MacGillycuddy Reeks.
Many visitors do not realise that the mountains are privately owned and actively farmed. They contain rare protected habitats and species of national, and international, importance. Respect for the land and landowners is therefore critical. One of the most important requests is that visitors do not bring dogs onto the Reeks.
The Mountain Access Forum works with the private landowners, by carrying out restoration works on the main access points into the Reeks. This helps to prevent further erosion of this beautiful landscape. Visitors are encouraged to support this work by becoming a ‘Friend of the Reeks’. The aim is to raise awareness of the importance having long-term management of the mountain range and all who use it.
In addition, the Mountain Access Form seeks to highlight the need for visitors to take personal responsibility for themselves while on the mountains and follow the principles of Leave No Trace.
Supporting the rural communities surrounding the Reeks is vitally important to ensure a vibrant future in these areas. Booking accommodation within the Reeks District is therefore strongly recommended.