The Paths in the Park project aims to support community groups in the National Park to progress their community path networks.
The Community Partnership works closely with the National Park Authority to provide information, training and guidance to enable paths groups develop community paths and identify methods to maintain them. Since 2013 a number of community-led initiatives have taken place including:
- submitting funding applications
- undertaking feasibility studies
- and constructing paths
Feasibility Studies in St Fillans, Drymen, Strathyre, Lochgoilhead and Kilmaronock are completed or underway. Large-scale projects funded and proceeding include the Loch Earn Railway Path (see the Village Paths section: St Fillans Community Council), Drymen’s Connecting Communities Project and Strathfillan’s upgrade to their Crianlarich path network.
St Fillans raised £120,000 to replace the missing Glen Tarken bridge which in 2013 saw its successful completion. More information on this can be found here.
Want to find out more?
For more information on community paths, contact:
- Community Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org
- National Park Authority’s Community Development Team at Community.Dev@lochlomond-trossachs.org
- Paths for All (Scottish charity), at Paths for All – Developing & managing paths