Loch walkto raise project funds
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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 07971790847 or David Mair email@example.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