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.