The Oban Times - - Districts -

A KEY sec­tion of the Na­tional Walk­ing and Cy­cling Net­work, cross­ing part of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Na­tional Park, has of­fi­cially opened.

The walk­ing and cy­cling route, which forms part of the Cross Scot­land Pil­grims Way, is sit­u­ated in the com­mu­nity- owned wood­land at Dal­righ, Tyn­drum. It cre­ates a cir­cu­lar loop from Tyn­drum, al­low­ing cy­clists to by­pass the A82 trunk road.

The path has been cre­ated by Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Coun­try­side Trust, a char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion which aims to en­cour­age more peo­ple to get out­doors.

It has been de­liv­ered in part­ner­ship by Sus­trans Scot­land, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs Na­tional Park, Tac­tran, Forth Val­ley and Lomond LEADER, the Brown Forbes Memo­rial Trust, the Garfield We­ston Foun­da­tion, Forestry Com­mis­sion Scot­land, Scot­tish Nat­u­ral Her­itage and Strath­fil­lan Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Trust.

The route takes in im­pres­sive views of Ben More, cross­ing the river Conon­ish with views of pine for­est. Since com­ple­tion in the last two months, 1,446 walk­ers and 317 cy­clists have en­joyed the new path.

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