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Core paths plan adopted

Posted 24 June 2010
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Core paths plan adopted
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The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National park Authority has adopted the proposed Core Paths plan, which is designed to provide easy access to the heart of the area for those who go walking, riding mountain bikes or are accessing the outdoors for other purposes.

A network of paths is being established in the park in accordance with sections 17-20 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 and includes well-known routes like the West Highland way, which passes through the area en route from Milngavie near Glasgow to Fort William.

Several routes emanate from the village of Balloch at the southern end of Loch Lomond, which is partially inside the national park, while another route runs up the western shore of the loch, on the opposite side from the West Highland way.

Such routes may help those looking to don their cycling gear and go riding in the park to enjoy visiting the area more.

The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park was established in 2002 and was the first in Scotland, arriving a year before the Cairngorms and covering an area of 1,865 sq km.

Posted by Brandon Egley