Category: Path Maintenance

Five Year Path Plan published

Kingussie is very fortunate to have so many wonderful footpaths around the town – many of which are actively developed and managed by KCDC volunteers. KCDC are pleased to announce that our Five Year Path Plan has now been published on the website. This plan sets our our objectives relating to the path network around […]

Lottery Support for new KCDC path project

The Lottery has just awarded £5,587 towards a two-part project developed by KCDC to enhance the Gynack woodland.  The path network will be improved to connect the Gynack Mill Trail with the Tom Baraidh woodland paths by a new off-road path adjacent to Ardbroilach Road.  Secondly, a programme of work by volunteers and contractors will […]

Woodland storm damage

Following the recent storms KCDC have been liaising with Pitmain Estate (as the major woodland landowner) regarding the storm damage to the woods and the health and safety aspects for those using the woods. Pitmain Estate have engaged a forestry consultant to provide an overall assessments of the damage and to establish a plan to […]

Changing landscapes…

Storms Arwen, Malik and Corrie have certainly left their mark on Kingussie and Badenoch! Storm Corrie, in particular, has devastated some of the woodland around the town and blocked many of the footpaths. The pictures below show just some of the trees brought down within the Mill Trail and near the Hydro Bridge: Fortunately, and […]

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 […]

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 […]