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Traffic ban at Dark Hedges begins

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Traffic ban at Dark Hedges begins thumbnailThe Dark Hedges on Monday with a bike and cars on the road which is supposed to be closed to traffic. Pic Mark Jamieson. WK44-MJ-001

THE TRAFFIC ban at the iconic Dark Hedges made famous by TV fantasy drama Game of Thrones commenced yesterday (Monday October 30).
However, the ban does not seem to be quite in action after a local photographer captured images of cars and a motorbike driving along the Dark Hedges avenue on the first day the ban was meant to kick in.
The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) issued an order at the beginning of the month banning all traffic except emergency vehicles and those accessing land along that stretch of the Bregagh Road.
The atmospheric tunnel of beech trees near Armoy, has attracted thousands of visitors to the site ever since featuring in the hit HBO television series Game of Thrones.
However thanks to the high volume of tourists flocking to the site, the road has become seriously damaged due to cars and buses.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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