Newsletter October 2021
Welcome to our newsletter!
We would like to bring you up to date with our work, building and maintaining paths around Torphins.
Torphins Paths Group is a charitable organisation manned by volunteers. Our objective is simply to improve walking opportunities in and around the village, as well as developing off road routes linking to surrounding communities. The boxes below describe how, despite COVID restrictions, we have been able to move some projects forward this year. Currently we are busy tidying up the existing paths in preparation for winter, while at the same time planning new routes, some of which will be developed this winter
I hope you find this of interest and can share our excitement at some of these projects. We would be delighted to get your feedback which you can send to us by clicking here .
Also, if you want to join our group or even get involved in some of our volunteer activities, you can sign up, by clicking here.
New Wetland Path-Torphins to Glassel
We have received planning permission for a path which will give access to the new scenic wetlands as well as providing an off-road route route to Glassel and beyond.
Click here for more information
Woodland Wonderland is coming back! After the success of Woodland Wonderland last year, we hope to run the event again this year. click here for more information
A popular and useful path led through a working farmyard creating problems both for walkers and for the farmer.
TPG found and implemented a solution!
Click here to read more
Torphins Paths group AGM
TPG AGM was held on the 15th April. Links to the documents from the meeting are below
At the meeting our business plan was also unveiled, describing our objectives, operations and projects see link below
Walks Around Torphins Leaflet
Our leaflet describing walking routes around Torphins has proved popular, so much so that we now need to reprint.
Any suggestions or ideas to improve it? click here
Sadly, we feel we need to remove the Hill of Beltie walk from the leaflet even though it provides one of the best views of our valley. The landowner has not maintained a safe access to the hill despite it being a requirement of a planning consent, so for the time being the route is impractical for most people.
The Big Vision
In collaboration with paths groups throughout Marr Area, we are developing a plan for a path network to connect communities, providing a valuable resource for recreation and tourism
Would you like to support the work of Torphins Paths Group?
Torphins Paths Group is a registered charity. Our only source of income is donations from the public and organisations who often look for local input alongside their contribution. Your donation, large or small would be used to develop and maintain attractive walking routes in and around Torphins.
Every pound you donate allows us to build two metres of path!
Click the red button if you would like to support Torphins Paths Group