Loch walkto raise project funds

Dumfries & Galloway Standard - - COUNTRYSIDE CAERLAVEROCK DIARY -

Cas­tle Loch Lochmaben Com­mu­nity Trust is stag­ing a spon­sored walk around the loch to help raise project funds.

From 10am on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7, the trust is hold­ing a spon­sored walk­ing event for peo­ple to come and ex­pe­ri­ence the loch and wood­land paths, en­joy the au­tumn colours and to see if the over win­ter­ing birds have ar­rived on their long mi­gra­tion from the Arc­tic Cir­cle.

The spon­sored walk will start from Lochfield Cot­tage, the loch side home of the trust, next to the A709 car park.

Par­tic­i­pants have the op­tion of walk­ing one cir­cuit of three miles, two cir­cuits, or a short wood­land trail for fam­i­lies.

The aim of the day is to spread the word of this lovely out­door spot, get a breath of fresh air and help raise funds for its fu­ture up­keep and pro­tec­tion.

Dar­ren Flint, the Cas­tle Loch Project Of­fi­cer, would love to see as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble come along to dis­cover the joys of the site.

He said:“I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing lots of fa­mil­iar and new faces at this event run by the Cas­tle Loch Lochmaben Com­mu­nity Trust. Please come along and help sup­port the up­keep of the paths and wildlife habi­tats.”

David Mair, one of the or­gan­is­ers, said: “This com­mu­nity owned out­door fa­cil­ity, which is prov­ing such a lo­cal as­set and very pop­u­lar with both res­i­dents and vis­i­tors to the area, is very worth­while sup­port­ing.

“On the day, be sure to wear suit­able out­door cloth­ing and shoes and fin­gers-crossed there is some good weather in Oc­to­ber.“

Lochfield Cot­tage will also be home to dis­plays from var­i­ous lo­cal groups (con­tact the Trust if you would like to have a dis­play for your group) and re­fresh­ments will be avail­able.

Park­ing at Lochfield Cot­tage is very lim­ited, and as this is a walk­ing event par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to walk to the start point.

A full reg­is­tra­tion pack is avail­able at www.castle­loch. org.uk or from Dar­ren Flint at dar­ren­flint@castle­loch.org.uk / 07971790847 or David Mair in­damair@gmail.com / 01387 811406

For more in­for­ma­tion on the com­mu­nity project and other ways to get in­volved please see our Face­book page (Castle­lochlochmaben) or www.castle­loch.org.uk

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