Bennachie trails works

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Visitors to Bennachie should be prepared for diversions or closures on two trails in February and early March as upgrade work takes place.

Forest Enterprise Scotland is carrying out improvement works on the Colony trail and will also make the Discovery trail accessible to all abilities.

From 6 – 12 February the Colony trail will be closed so that sections can be made less steep and flood damage can be repaired. Access to Mither Tap will be via a diversion along the Gordon Way.

Work on the Discovery trail will begin on 13 Feb and it will be closed in sections for 3 weeks. This route will be made less steep and will have rest points added along its length.

Dan Cadle, for the Forest Enterprise Scotland team in the area, said;

“I’m really excited to see work on these two trails start, especially the accessibility work on the Discovery Trail, which will open up this fantastic landscape to many more people.

“We hope – weather permitting – to have everything finished by 10 March, and as we do the work we will try to keep as much of the paths open as we can.

“We have to close off the sections we’re working on for safety reasons but we’ll do what we can to keep as much of the trail open as possible. There will be diversions in place so it would be a great help to us if people follow the directions given by staff and by signage.”

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  3. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.