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.

Local Paths

During the next  few months, we plan to build a new all-user path in the Torphins Woods


Click here for full story

Click here to tell us what you think of the idea. 


Click here if you wish to make a donation to support the project


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


Waulkmill Farm

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

 Minutes,                       Report of Chair,  

Report of Treasurer,   Notes to Report of Treasurer. 

At the meeting our business plan was also unveiled,  describing our objectives, operations and projects  see link  below

Business Plan

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. 

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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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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

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.