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Newsletter November 2023

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.

We have made  good progress  in the last 6 months on both  short walks around the village and and longer  routes  connecting surrounding communities.

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.

Woodland Wonderland 

Following the success of previous years, Woodland Wonderland will again brightened the nights over Christmas 2023 and the New Year. Click the link below to book your time slot.

On  the 17th, 20th and 23rd  December. Mid Deeside Church is holding a Christmas Tree Festival which must be seen. The Church event also  offers the warm refreshments required after visiting our  illuminations.


Don't miss the  spectacular tractor run through the  village on Saturday 23rd December

For more details and to book your Woodland wonderland timeslot see:


Torphins to Glassel  route gets go-ahead

TPG was awarded a  grant of  £84,000 from the UK  government Shared Prosperity Fund, to complete the path from Easter Beltie to Glassel.

Not only is this an important route for walking and cycling, but it is another step in the overall plan to link from Torphins to Banchory. 

.... click here to read more

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Torphins Paths Group completes Easter Beltie section of proposed

Torphins - Banchory path

Next steps: crossing of Black Linn Burn and Dam Wood section when funding achieved; Torphins to Easter Beltie when landowner agreements finalised and planning permission complete.

Click here for the full story

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Path maintenance
recent  storms and extreme rainfall have brought  challenges to our path maintenance team
To read more click  here

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!

Right now we are  fundraising to allow us to complete the  Torphins to Glassel path.  If you would like to donate  CLICK HERE

Walks Around Torphins Leaflet

The latest  edition of our leaflet is now available, giving  suggestions for walks  around the village. Copies can be obtained from Platform 22 or local shops.

Want to get involved? Whether your skills are  horticultural,  agricultural, or just plain cultural, you can help with the work of the Paths Group.

Click here  for more information.


click here to sign up.


Torphins to Lumphanan Path- coming soon!

Preparations for a  new path connecting Torphins and Lumphanan are progressing   click here to read more!


Waulkmill Farm

Flood Damage repaired February 2023!

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


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

Click here to read more

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Click the red button if you would like to support Torphins Paths Group

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