Our first major project has been improving the path to Bizzyberry since this is a popular and iconic local walk. The picture on the right shows how the path folded in winter. We secured funding for this project from our local Windfarm community benefit funds, and work is now complete.
We have also undertaken maintenance work on the path to Pyatknowe from Biggar, including repairing the foot bridge
Pyatknowe path repair video
Most of the path network on Biggar Common has also been surveyed and we are in active discussion with the landowners and managers to agree suitable improvements to signposting, gates, flooding, 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