Newsletter March 2022

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. We have a new path through the Torphins Woods completed in March 2022 - the largest project undertaken by our volunteers so far.   We have also had great success in moving forward with plans for longer distance paths.

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

Work is complete on a new a new all-user path in the Torphins Woods

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


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

Where is the Gownie Burn Path?- click here to find out


New Wetland Path-Torphins to Glassel

We now have funding  and   planning permission in place for a path which will eventally provide an off-road route route to Glassel and beyond. Building soon!

Click here  for more information


Torphins to Lumphanan Path- coming soon!

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


Woodland Wonderland 

The event was enjoyed by man people across the community. Many thanks to those  whose donations  helped to make it possible!


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 SCIO - AGM 2022

TPG AGM was well attended by members on 21st April 2022 at Mid Deeside Church.  

The Board and Officers were re-elected, with one Trustee member standing down and one new Trustee appointed. 

The documents of 2022 AGM are below.


Report of Chair

Report of Treasurer

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.


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