Great Trails on the agenda at national park HQ

Great Trails

The route managers of Scotland’s Great Trails met at the headquarters of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park last week.

The meeting in Balloch heard reports about progress with many of the trails including Argyll and Bute’s Three Lochs and Cowal Ways.

The new John Muir coast to coast route, which links Helensburgh to Dunbar, was also discussed and in the afternoon the party inspected a new path which has recently been completed near Goukhill, walking up the Stoneymollan Road which forms part of the Three Lochs and John Muir Ways between Balloch and Helensburgh.

Scotland’s Great Trails are nationally promoted trails for people-powered journeys.

Each is distinctively waymarked, largely off-road and has a range of visitor services. At least 25 miles in length, they are suitable for multi-day outings as well as day trips.

Collectively the 26 different routes provide over 1700 miles of well managed paths from the Borders to the Highlands.

Pictured are the managers assembled at the Stoneymollan Road.