All Abilities Paths

Lovers Lane upgrade – Lumphanan

The upgrade and improvements to the Lovers Lane path were welcomed by the Lumphanan Community. Previously two old bridges had a step up onto them and both were in disrepair, the path had narrowed and was uneven. The aim of the project was to encourage greater access for people including the less-abled and those with […]...

Heron Trail

Pupils from Deshar Primary School, Boat of Garten were the first to try-out a new pond-dipping platform and ‘most-abilities’ path upgrades at the newly revamped Heron Trail in Boat of Garten, when they visited the site for its official opening in May 2011. The Heron Trail comprises 450m of aggregate path and 15m of boardwalk […]...

Craigellachie Access Path

Craigellachie National Nature Reserve (NNR) is located on the West side of Aviemore, just 15 minutes walk from the town centre. The reserve features birch woodland, lochans, breeding peregrine falcons and spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountains. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has overseen work to develop paths and all-abilities routes through the reserve accompanied by […]...

Kingussie to Newtonmore path link

Following consultation with Kingussie Community Development Company and¬†Newtonmore & Vicinity Community Council and with generous co-operation from Pitmain Estate, an upgrade to the informal path from Kingussie to Newtonmore via loch Gynack has been agreed. The route winds up though birch woodland from the Golf Course in Kingussie past loch Gynack and on up to […]...

Tarland All-abilities Path

Alastrean Woods contains some beautiful woodland and fantastic views of Deeside. Existing trods however meant that it was not accessible to people of all-abilities. COAT took forward the project to develop a circular all abilities trail, covering some 1.2km. Development was done with the current all-abilities standards very much in mind, and a great deal […]...

Strathdon School Path

As part of the Cairngorms National Park (CNPA) core path planning process the Strathdon School path was high up the Strathdon communities list of priorities. Requests for improvements to the path to make it more user friendly to a greater number of people became a key aspiration. The path runs behind the local primary school […]...