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New River Tummel Trail Opens in Rannoch

Image Credit: Ian Biggs

Residents of Highland Perthshire will now be able to enjoy a new walking, wheeling and cycling trail in Rannoch.

Over £300 000 was invested into the Rannoch Riverside All Abilities Path project which was opened by outdoor explorer and mountaineer Cameron McNeish. 

It is hoped the new path will encourage active travel. 

McNeish said: “Having accessible routes like these within communities near nature make a big difference to the experience people have making those everyday journeys, be it going to school, walking the dog, visiting friends on the other side of town, or heading off on a longer trek or cycle through the local countryside.”

The project saw 700m of the narrow, uneven track alongside the River Tummel within the village of Rannoch upgraded to a more modern, all abilities path suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders all year round. 

Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust’s (PKCT) communities officer Bid Strachan said: “Working on this project with the Kinloch Rannoch community to deliver their aspiration for an all-abilities path alongside the scenic River Tummel has been so rewarding. 

“The upgrade has been really well received by so many people of all ages and levels of mobility. 

“Making the outdoors accessible for more people and working with communities and visitors are two of PKCT’s key ambitions, and I am delighted to have finally delivered this worthy project after three years of ‘chipping away’.

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