WALKERS, horse riders and cyclists are just some of the groups that will be consulted as Moray Council looks to formally update its ‘core paths’ plan – a network of paths which link communities and places across Moray.
Moray Council is contacting hundreds of known users of the existing network of core paths to seek their views on the suggested changes, but the consultation is open to all who live in Moray and those who use the paths.
A number of new paths have been created since the plan was last reviewed in 2011; mapping errors have been corrected and changes to the ground on some original routes have prompted this evaluation. Under the latest proposals, 73 new core paths could be included in the plan, while amendments are tabled to 36 existing paths.
Moray Council and the Moray Local Outdoor Access Forum have worked on compiling the changes to the plan in order to represent the interests of multiple outdoor groups.
The proposals, which are now out for consultation, are available to view online at www.moray.gov.uk/corepaths, in hard copy at libraries and access points, and at the series of planning exhibitions being held across Moray until the end of March. Dates and venues are available at www.moray.gov.uk/mainissuesreport.
Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live. Nestling between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands, Moray stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Brodie Castle in the west.