Cairngorms National Park

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Braemar meeting: paths for the Park

30th October 2006

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) and Braemar Community Ltd are joining forces to run a community drop-in session on Wednesday 8 November in the Braemar Village Hall.

The event – which takes place between 2:30pm – 6:30pm – will give people an update on the projects that Braemar Community Ltd are working on including Braemar Castle, a new medical centre for the village and the restoration of Auchtavan horse mill, as well as giving people an opportunity to tell the CNPA which paths in the area are important to them.

Across Scotland, local authorities and national park authorities are working to identify a network of core paths which will make it easy for everyone to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. These paths will provide opportunities for everyone including walkers, cyclists, horse riders and even canoeists, as rivers can also become core paths.

Local CNPA board member Douglas Glass explained: “The idea behind core paths is that they will provide a basic framework of routes to provide the public with reasonable access throughout their area, whether it be for getting to the shops, walking the dog or enjoying the outdoors. The core paths will therefore be the main routes which will help link into the wider network of routes that exist in the countryside.

“To help the National Park Authority come up with the best possible Core Paths Plan for the Cairngorms, help is required from the public to identify the paths that are important to them in their area.”

For more information on outdoor access and core paths planning, or to have your say on core paths in your area without attending an event, visit the Outdoor Access section.