Tarbert Castle Trust

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Location of your path?
Tarbert Castle in Argyll, between the castle and the woodlands.

What inspired your group to develop this project idea?
We became aware of the public crossing a wet boggy area to reach our woodland sculpture walk. They were in effect creating a circular walk for themselves but in doing so making a muddy mess and damaging underlying archaeology. The relatively short boardwalk we created solved these problems.

Who uses your path?
It is very popular with locals wanting to increase their activity and dog walkers. We also have 15,000 visitors come  to the site each year.

What is unique about this project?
The circular walk is a massive gain to the area- before the boardwalk, after visiting the castle, you had to retrace your steps the way you came and walk another way to the woodland.

What challenges were you faced with during this project?
Very muddy work and making sure that we did not damage or penetrate the ground surface because of archaeology.

What advice would you give to others who are interested in this type of project?
Go for it our volunteers learned a lot!

What was the best part of being involved in a project like this?
Volunteers working together developing skills and socialising.

Describe your project in three words.
Good cost benefit.

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