Foyle Trails was set up in 2016 to help discerning visitors discover the stories that link a number of unique ecological sites and archaeological features in the upland tributaries of the Foyle River System. Martin the owner and guide with Foyle Trails holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Post Grad Diploma in Paleao Ecology. I am also a qualified Bord Failte – Landscape and Countryside guide with over 18 years of experience in helping visitors discover unique sites and landscapes of the Foyle. Because of my extensive ecological knowledge the tours/experiences that I created are as sustainable as possible. With the environment in mind I have moved beyond sustainability and now include small scale ecologically regenerative work in the tours/experiences that I guide.
My main activities however remain – the exploration of ritual sites and habitats that date from the Bronze Age. Visitors will also discover how ecology, archaeology and mythology merge in the scenic landscapes we travel through.
My passion is the delivery of unique experiences, to discerning visitors that really want to explore “off the beaten track” locations in the Foyle system, that provide something different from Northern Ireland`s large ” Honey Pot attractions.” For me authentic sustainable tourism means providing eco friendly, small group experiences.