Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Isle of Man plantation business ideas invited

View of plantations on the Isle of Man
Image caption Plantations currently host activities such as horse riding and mountain biking

An appeal has been sent out for businesses to come forward with ideas to enhance leisure facilities in the forests of the Isle of Man.

It is part of a government plan to meet increasing demand for outdoor pursuits.

A spokesman said all ideas should "give careful consideration to safeguarding the environment as a whole".

He added: "The Department hopes to deliver improved recreational health benefits without adding any financial burden to the taxpayer."

Ideas should be submitted to the environment department before 24 August.

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