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