Category: Paths

Tom Baraidh Wood – Storm Arwen

I’m sure most of you will have been aware of the high winds that Storm Arwen brought us on Friday night last week. This has resulted in many trees being damaged throughout the area. Tom Baraidh Wood has suffered significant damage to trees – particularly on the northern and eastern edges of the wood. Some […]

Path Maintenance – November Update

November has been a bit of a “catch up” month with maintenance work on the paths within Tom Baraidh and also dealing with some of the muddiest parts of the Golf Course Circular path at the north end of the Golf Course (within the woods). This will be a never-ending activity! In addition, the new […]

Path Maintenance – October update

Following on from my “August update”, I can now confirm that the Golf Course Circular path has now been upgraded as far as the “four-ways junction”. The before and after improvement is easily seen by moving the slider in the image below. Hopefully we’ve seen the last of the mud in this particular section! The […]

Resolution to acquire land – survey result

Following a proposal from KCDC Directors to acquire land to extend the path network from the Hydro bridge toward the Pitmain Estate gates, a resolution to that effect was put to the KCDC membership.  An online survey of the membership agreed that the proposal should go ahead and the resolution was duly passed. This result […]

Path Maintenance – August update

For the past couple months we’ve been working away at the new section of path on the Golf Course Circular. The fine weather has certainly helped with progress and the new section of path is complete – we just have to build a new gate in the estate deer fence before we can open it […]

Path Maintenance – June update

In June we continued with the work on the Creag Bheag path – re-building, and in some instances, re-routing the path to try to avoid persistently muddy areas. This effort was matched with fine weather and again aided by willing hands from the KHS Rural Skills students. The target was always to join the new […]

Path Maintenance – May update

We returned to Creag Bheag this month to complete the work we started last year. The major task was to transport surfacing material from the “drop” at Tait’s Brae up to the site – no mean feat! This meant bagging the material into sacks, loading the sacks into the power barrow, “driving” the barrow up […]

Tom Baraidh – path maintenance update

We had a 20 ton “drop” of Type 1 aggregate delivered to Tom Baraidh and the team have been hard at work improving the paths that surround Harry Grant’s Bench that overlooks the golf course. This section rarely gets the sun and generally suffers from very muddy ground – resulting in paths getting wider and […]

New bench located on the Creag Bheag path

On Friday we located a new (well, a refurbished one really…) bench at the junction of the Creag Bheag, Golf Course Circular and Newtonmore paths. Many thanks to everyone who manhandled the bench from the top of the golf course to its new location. Many hands made light work! Credits are due to: Gilmour Strang […]

Tom Baraidh woods path maintenance

Great progress yesterday on the Tom Baraidh paths with new surfacing added to the foundations created over the previous two weeks. The eagle eyed of you may have spotted that the gate to the Raitts path has been removed. This is to allow access to hardcore material used for the path foundations. In future week’s […]