The long-standing Province-wide walking trail will become part of the International Appalachian Trail.
The official launch of what has been termed its new “dual-branding” will be at the end of the month, at the Appalachian and Bluegrass Festival in Omagh.
The International Appalachian Trail is named after the trail which traverses the Appalachian mountains running across the eastern states of the USA.
The international element includes stretches of walking routes in Canada and Scandinavia, with plans to extend it into Iberia too.
It will still be known as the Ulster Way too, but the additional name is basically an effort to “cash in” on the fame and renown of the original Appalachian Trail, said Magne Haugseng.