Outdoor groups urged to have their say on Core Path strategy

OUTDOOR ACTIVITY GROUPS in Moray are to be consulted by Moray Council as they put in place a new ‘core paths’ plan that links communities and places around the region.

The local authority say that groups who would be particularly interested includes horse riders, walkers and cyclists.

Hundreds in these groups are already users of the existing network of core paths so their views are being sought with others on suggested changes.

Several new paths have been created since the plan was last reviewed in 2011. Now mapping errors have been corrected and changes to the ground on some original routes have prompted an evaluation.

Under the new proposals, 73 additional 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.