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Green light for Cairngorms paths plan

Posted 29 January 2010
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Green light for Cairngorms paths plan
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The Cairngorms National Park has revealed that a plan to lay out a network of footpaths across the area has been given the go-ahead.

Known as the Core Paths Plan, the blueprint has now been agreed by the Scottish government and will be implemented in the park.

It will consist of 579 miles of pathways, including new and existing roads, tracks, pavements and waterways.

The Rover Spey will be the first designated core path in the national park.

Convener of the Cairngorms National Park Authority David Green said that now this plan has been agreed "the development of a more integrated network of paths for a wider range of people and abilities to enjoy the special qualities of the Cairngorms National Park can be taken forward".

Visitors to the Cairngorms may wish to put on their men's walking boots or women's walking boots and enjoy the mountain scenery, which includes five of the six highest mountains in Britain.

Ben Macdui, Britain's second-highest mountain, stands at 4,295 ft (1,309 m), while other 4,000 ft peaks in the park include Braeriach, Cairn Toul, Sgorr an Lochan Uaine and Cairn Gorm.

Posted by Dan Mirza