Our first official Newsletter February 2014 - Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Countryside Trust

A new year presents new challenges and opportunities for the Countryside Trust

January has certainly brought its challenges.  I joined our WITP Balloch walkers last week as they braved hail storms and snow to finally get out for a health walk in 2015 - well done everyone, such fantastic committment!

We've also been facing the elements to start path construction works and to continue getting stuck into Rhododendron clearance.

Why not sign up and join us during February or March and enjoy being outdoors in the National Park...  If you haven't already, follow us on twitter @trustinthepark and facebook (trustinthepark).


(Countryside Trust Manager)

Invasive Species Week 2nd - 6th February 

Have you spotted our #invasivespeciesweek activity on social media?

You can find out more about invasive species at

All week we'll be talking about the threats from Rhododendron in the National Park and offering some solutions for people who want to tackle the species.

Join in @Trustinthepark

Work is underway in Killin

Work has started on the Dochart Viaduct path upgrade in Killin.

Already the slope to the viaduct has been re-profiled to make it easier to access and a new surface has been laid from the Viaduct to Lyon Road.

Thank you for your patience as we finish surfacing out to the River Lochay and put the final touches to the route.

Looking ahead to 2015 - 2017

The ScottishPower Foundation will be continuing to support our Walk in the Park project over the next few years.

This means we will be able to  continue our walks in Callander, Aberfoyle, Killin and Balloch.  

Would you like to see health walks in your community? Get in touch

Congratulations to all our newly trained walk leaders - without whom WITP couldn't happen every week!

We've been clearing Rhododendron from peatland habitatshelping to conserve an area that is storing carbon equivalent to the annual average annual CO2 emissions of 40,390 UK residents.  
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