The Dunblane Path Team is a new volunteer group and was formed in April 2016, initially as a sub group of Dunblane Environment Group. The work of the team is focused on maintaining and improving the network of paths and tracks around Dunblane. This primarily comprises the Core Path network but also includes other routes used by the public such as the paths on the Laighills.
The main activities of the Dunblane Path Team are as follows :
- Clearance of undergrowth, overgrowth and fallen branches.
- Upgrading consistently muddy and flooded path sections by improving drainage, laying stone slabs or spreading stony infill materials.
- Installing waymark posts to properly mark path routes.
During 2016 we have carried out considerable work on the well known Darn Path, the Ashfield Path and ‘The Firs ‘ path which links Glen Road with the Darn Path.
We do almost all the work using our own simple garden tools on dates that are mutually agreed by e mail and take account of volunteers’ availability and the weather. We have a pool of 10 regular volunteers but the usual turn out is 4 to 6. Working parties are usually a morning activity starting at around 10.00am and lasting for no longer than two hours.
Dunblane has some lovely paths, many with beautiful views, and working with the Paths Team you might discover some that you hardly knew existed! Come and join us!