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Stranraer woodland plan 'could get residents in walking gear'

Posted 8 July 2010
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Stranraer woodland plan 'could get residents in walking gear'
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A nature organisation is calling for homeowners in Stranraer to help out in planting some new trees to create a woodland area in the city.

The Forestry Commission Scotland believes that a plan to put 100,000 more trees in place in King George Park in the region will allow people to don their walking gear and get more enjoyment out of the green space, the BBC reports.

A spokesman for the group suggested that the scheme will "improve healthy lifestyles" and encourage residents to "get active by walking, cycling or simply de-stressing in the great outdoors".

The FCS bought the land last year and 4,000 tonnes of stone have already been delivered to the site in preparation for its regeneration as a place for the public to spend their leisure time.

There are also plans for bird and mammal boxes if funding becomes available.

BootsnAll travel writer Cristina recently wrote in an article for the site that walking gives people the chance to savour different things at their own pace and that is what makes it the best way to discover new places.

Posted by Brandon Egley