The path from Fernhill (near Dobbies Garden Centre) that joins the path from Kingswells to Bucksburn has been transformed through the replacement of an old boardwalk in very poor condition and an extension to the existing boardwalk over a muddy area next to the stream. The path forms part of the Core Paths Network (Core Path 46). The boardwalk has been in a poor state of repair for quite a time. Aberdeen Greenspace secured funding through the Landfill Communities Fund.
The work was carried out by Aberdeen Greenspace Volunteer Group which spent 15 days on site in November and December upgrading and clearing vegetation along 30 metres of path, renewing decking and supports on 30 metres of boardwalk and installing 6 metres of new boardwalk. It was very labour intensive and took a total of 60 volunteer days supervised by Iain Mitchell, Assistant Project Officer. The location of the site and the heavy rain during the period meant that materials had to be taken in by hand with lots of wheelbarrow journeys.
The path has been transformed and should mean that wellies are no longer essential when using this route!
Our thanks to Craig Cameron, the local farmer, and all the messages of support from those using the path when we were working there. We hope you enjoy using the new path.
Aberdeen Greenspace is a small environmental charity, established in 1997, based in Aberdeen and funded mainly through the Landfill Communities Fund. It works with local communities to secure environmental improvements to greenspaces in Aberdeen through
improved access, planting native trees and shrubs and providing interpretive material on the natural environment.
For more information on Aberdeen Greenspace please visit our website (www.aberdeengreenspace.org.uk) or follow us on Facebook.
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Kingswells Community News February 2012