ADT grant boosts choice of local routes for walkers

Walkers in and around Alyth can now access an even bigger choice of routes thanks to a new leaflet part-funded by a grant from Alyth Development Trust.

The Trust’s Community Projects Fund has awarded £2,000 to cover the design, print and distribution costs of a second leaflet and map for the Alyth Path Network.  The leaflet greatly expands the network of paths outlined in the group’s first leaflet, produced last year.  In total, 2,000 copies of the first leaflet have been printed and are available via local outlets and walking groups, where they are being eagerly snapped up by keen walkers.

The Alyth Path Network – a group of volunteers dedicated to maintaining and promoting local country paths – believes that the second leaflet, entitled “WalkAlyth – Connecting Communities”, will bring even more visitors to the town as well as connecting them and local residents to neighbouring communities..

APN founder Ron McGill explains:  “Expanding our local walking opportunities brings great benefits for local businesses and the economy, as well as offering proven physical and mental health benefits for the local community and visitors.

“Walking is a lowcost activity and has a low impact on the environment, helping to tackle climate change.  Alyth is a very welcoming place with a rich history and wonderful rural environment, and its attractions are exemplified by the number of new housing developments taking place as well as major tourism investments such as the refurbished Alyth Hotel due to open next month.

“The routes we are promoting are all easily accessible by walkers of all abilities and are closely linked with local bus services.  We’re confident that this new leaflet will prove just as popular as the first, and we’re currently considering ideas for a weekend walking festival in Alyth to promote the network even further.”

As well as the printed leaflets, the entire Alyth Path Network is easily accessible online at https://alyth.online/walkalyth/.

ADT’s Community Projects Fund distributes the community benefit funds provided for Alyth by the operators of the Tullymurdoch Windfarm, some five miles north of the town.  Applications to the fund are judged by an independent panel of volunteers drawn from across the community.  Apply at https://lovealyth.org.uk/projects/alyth-community-projects-fund/.

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