Local Issues : Local paths, tracks and walks

Are you a walker, rambler, dog owner, cyclist, horse rider, nature lover, ornithologist, or maybe all of these?

Then it is really important that you know about core paths -what are core paths??? - read on !

Argyll and Bute Council are obliged under the right to roam legislation (Land Reform Scotland Act 2003) to draw up a list of paths throughout the area. These core paths will allow us all to access the countryside unhindered and will be eventually signposted and included on ordnance survey maps.

In March this year the Council will publish a map showing the location of all these paths. Please study it. If you like certain routes it is important to show your support to ensure they are included in the final draft. You may object to some. You may know of interesting routes that you think should be included, I’m sure there are many. This is a consultation process and your contribution is essential!

Where else do you access the map?
The Council are planning a series of drop in events where you can go and see the maps. It is also hoped that they will be displayed in libraries, post offices and on-line. We will have the information on this website and will keep you informed. The last one for Oban is the 20th May at Corran Halls.

The most important thing is the involvement of the community and we at the Community Council would urge you to come along to our meeting or post your comments on your community forum or write to the Council.

These core paths are going to be an asset for locals and also an added attraction for tourists.  I hope we have your support.

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Any comments, information and discussion relating to this area can be found on the community forum here

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