The Knock Promoted Path Maintenance

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Before cutting back

Crieff Community Trust Path group were hard at work again. This time on a section of the Knock Promoted Path running along the back of the golf course. The path had become severely overgrown with rhododendron and laurel over the years to where it was only passible in single file.

The group decided to take this on and improve it to make it easier for all access takers.

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Working away cutting back the rhododendron

 

 

They proceeded to hack away at the bushes to original path width leaving the cut material in habitat piles in the open areas next to the path. The next step will be to re-grade the path and take it back to its original width and put some additional path materials down to re-secure the path.

It was a great day and the group had a lot to show for their efforts!

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Finished Section of Path

Crieff Path Group on Lover’s Lane

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Clearing the drainage on Lover’s Lane

Crieff Path Group were out recently with a trusty core group turning up to carry out some work on the lovers lane path from the Glenturret Distillery to Comrie Road (a special thank you to the distillery for allowing us to use their staff car park for our task).

The group weren’t fazed by the freezing cold conditions or the level of labour that was required for the task and achieved a fantastic amount of work. Clearing all the drains (several of which were well overdue a bit of maintenance) and getting them flowing again.

The group also used the leaf blowers to clear the path of mud and leaves that had built up over the winter. There is still some work to be done to the path but it is much better than it was and definitely worth a visit!

If you are interested in volunteering for with the Crieff Path Group contact Richard Armstong by email richardarmstrong15283@gmail.com or contact Alan Dorman Greenspace Ranger 01738 475000

 

 

Path Maintenance at Bennybeg

This month the Crieff path group were out at Bennybeg, which is a circular all abilities route located in between Muthill and Crieff starting at the Bennybeg plant centre.

It was noticed that the vegetation on the edge of the path had started to creep in so the group wanted to make a start on remediating this and bringing the path back to its original standard.

The group were enthused and we managed 5 volunteers on the day this allowed the group to split in two and head in both directions, the group managed to get approximately 400m of path widened back to the original width which was fantastic for the size of group that we had.

Hopefully this work will ensure that the path remains an all abilities path for years to come.

The Crieff path group meet on the last Saturday of the month.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Crieff Path Group contact Richard Armstrong- richardarmstrong15283@gmail.com for more information.

 

Lady Mary’s Strimming and Clearing with Crieff Path Group

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Lady Mary’s Walk

Lady Mary’s Walk is one of the premier walks in Strathearn with stunning canopy of mix broadleaf trees and River Earn flowing alongside it is a truly picturesque site  within a few minutes walk of the town.

Recently the Crieff Path Group had a maintenance task down there as part of this task the group cleared out the drainage lets, cut back any branches encroaching on to the path and strimmed the vegetation that had fallen on to the path.

The group managed to have 6 volunteers out which helped enormously with this challenging task. We didn’t managed to get all of the drainage finished but we did spruce up the site making it easier for visitors to use without getting stung by nettles or whipped by lime tree branches.  Which going by the feedback from the huge amount of visitors that passed (144 unique path users in 3 hours) was warmly welcomed and appreciated.

The Crieff Path group meet once a month usually on the last Saturday of the month

If you would like to be involved in the Crieff path group please contact the group leader Richard Armstrong- richardarmstrong15283@gmail.com for more information.