Situated in the North East of the National Park are the communities of St Fillans and Lochearnhead. Both communities have been working together to develop the old Caledonian Railway path to provide a link between the two communities.
The potential of the project was realised in 2013 after the St Fillans Paths Group had commissioned a survey of route, funded by Paths for All. The report identified that the first priority would be to rebuild the old railway bridge over the Glentarken Burn which prevented walking from Lochearnhead to St Fillans.
Funding was secured from LEADER – Rural Tayside Programme, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park (LLTNP) and Sustrans.
Neil Black from LLTNP takes us through the build here.
The community has already applied for funding for the next stage of the programme. We’ll keep you updated on the latest development when they happen.