24th August 2015, by Anne
The new link path between Arrochar and the Three Lochs Way was formally opened on Saturday 22 August by the CEO of the National Park, Gordon Watson, who praised the work of Helensburgh and District Access Trust in making the path possible before cutting the ribbon to declare the path open. With a grant from the Park topped up with some funding by the Access Trust, the path was constructed using locally available materials as well as road planings donated by Argyll and Bute Council. Trustee, John Urquhart, who did the project management work on the job, said that nothing could have been achieved without the help of Luss Estates Company, who own most of the ground on which the path was built. He added that the success of the project was down to good partnership working between the community, land owners, Argyll and Bute Council and the National Park and that the new path was a huge improvement on what was there before, making it much easier for both local path users and long distance walkers and mountain bikers who wanted to access the popular Three Lochs Way long distance walking route. The new path also completes Arrochar's circular 'Hidden Heritage' trail, a more local route which links Arrochar and Tarbet and introduces visitors to the area's fascinating history.
After the opening ceremony, everyone walked up the new path with youngsters enjoying a treasure hunt located along the route. After their exertions all retired to the Three Villages Hall where local community organisations helped round things off with the essential cuppa!
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