Our first major project will be improving the path to Bizzyberry since this is a popular and iconic local walk. The picture on the right shows how the path has been flooding in winter. We have secured funding for this project from our local Windfarm community benefit funds, and work will begin in the very near future. There is more information in our August 2021 newsletter.
We have also recently undertaken maintenance work on the path to Pyatknowe from Biggar. One of our committee, Ian Murray, has made a video of this project.
Pyatknowe path repair video
Most of the path network on Biggar Common has also been surveyed and we are opening discussion with the landowners and managers to agree suitable improvements to signposting and other aspects such as gates and overgrown vegetation .
The Land Reform Scotland Act (2003) established a framework of public access rights to most land. It is important to remember though that it also imposed a right of responsible access. The responsibilities of walkers are set out in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, which can be found on the Scottish Natural Heritage web-site.
Outdoor Access Code