Lowland Paths

Planning permission granted for the Speyside Way Extension

Following the excellent news on Friday that planning permission has been achieved for the Speyside Way extension, work will be beginning later this month on the construction phase. The eventual completed path will see the national route extended from Aviemore to Newtonmore and be an excellent recreational route for residents and visitors to the area. […]...

Getting To Grips With Machinery

Machine Build Nethy Bridge The trainees got to grips of the controls of a 360 excavator on their latest training site. There were Improvements to be made to  a woodland path,  involving the setting out of a path tray to 1.5m width, 150mm deep, infilling with 250mm sub base and topping with 25mm top dust....

COAT Trainees and Health Walk participants learn from each other

Path skills trainees with COAT met the Glen Tanar Health Walk group on 1st June.  This was an excellent opportunity for path builders and path users to share their knowledge and experiences with each other....

Dulnain Bridge Path Opening

Dulnain Bridge Community Council and residents met with representatives from Cairngorms National Park Authority and COAT to celebrate the re-opening of a riverside path in the village on Friday (11th March). Push through the new gate and step from the village green to an adventure along the river!…....

Community Woodland Path, Insh

Insh Holdings manage a strip of woodland and croftland adjacent to the village of Insh near Kingussie. Their vision of improving and managing the woodland to provide a valuable amenity for residents and visitors is being given a helping-hand after COAT brought in in a specialist environmental contractor in December 2010 to upgrade the woodland […]...

Riverside Path, Dulnain Bridge

New life was breathed into a derelict path in the heart of Dulnain Bridge early this year when specialist contractors put the finishing touches to the riverside path. The route had been closed for several years – much of the old path had become unsafe to walk along. The community were very keen that something […]...

Winter walk

Writer and broadcaster Cameron McNeish joined Kingussie Community Development Company (KCDC) members Dick Webster and Andy Dunn and COAT West Cairngorms Access Project Officer Ewan Thain on a fine mid-winter’s day to walk from Lynchat through to Newtonmore. The group set-out early past historic Raitts cave above Lynchat and more or less followed the old […]...

Carr Bridge Riverside Path opens

Riverside walk improves access for all in Carr Bridge Significant improvements have been made to a popular walk along the river Dulnain at Carr Bridge. The route takes path users from the pony trekking centre and ‘Gurkha bridge’ 1500m along the river to the village shops and historic stone bridge. Members of the community turned […]...

Access to River Spey for Street of Kincardine

Riverbank access open at Street of Kincardine A short walk from the main road through Street of Kincardine down to the banks of the River Spey has been improved by upgrading an existing path. Boat of Garten and Vicinity Community Council and residents of the small village of Street of Kincardine have welcomed the improvements […]...