Walks and footpaths
Lead organisation: Paths for Health and Sgoil an Iochdair agus a’Choimhearsnachd
Status: Ongoing project to identify and list possible routes
One of our findings from our original community survey was that people would like to go out and walk more, but felt that it was difficult to do this safely. Concerns were raised about restrictions caused by fencing, and by worries about safety when walking along the roads. Since that survey, we see more and more people out walking and running, in part due to the good work done by the running and walking groups that are now operating.
We have had our own walk leaflet out, describing the route around Iochdar, which is level, and avoids the main road. It is quite descriptive, aimed at the slower or less fit walker, pointing out items of historical or environmental interest. We have also been very fortunate in gaining permission to publish the walk descriptions that Martin Margulies writes for am paipear.
We still need volunteers to help identify interesting walks, not just challenging hill walking. Please contact us if you have any great ideas.