10 August 2009
Capita Symonds’ Countryside Management team has been
commissioned to re-plan the path network in Europe’s largest forest
The team will be working with contractor partners Dinsdale
Moorland Services on the Forestry Commission Scotland scheme to
appraise and plan improvements to 80km of paths in the Galloway
Forest Park in Dumfries and Galloway.
The project includes planning trail improvements around some of
the region’s best known land marks including ‘Murrays Monument’ and
‘The Merrick’. In addition the team will assess a selection of core
paths around the heavily used Kirroughtree, Glentrool and
Clatteringshaws visitor centres.
The region has recently received celebrated success with the
introduction of the ‘7stanes’ mountain bike routes and the forestry
commission wishes to improve the network of footpaths with a view
to attracting larger numbers of walkers into the region.