The Argyll and Bute Local Access Forum held it’s AGM in Lochgilphead in December and a variety of outdoor access related topics were discussed. Members talked about the Argyll and Bute Core Paths Plan, wild camping, the proposed new extension to the John Muir Way (which would create a new long distance route linking Dunbar and Helensburgh) and the Argyll and the Isles Coast and Countryside Trust. (AICCT)
Chair of the Planning, Protective Services and Licensing Committee ( PPSL), Councillor Sandy Taylor said “The Local Access Forum is a really important group and over the last two years it has been keenly involved with the development of the Argyll and Bute Core Paths Plan which is now nearing a Public Local Inquiry.
The Core Paths Plan is a key document that will record paths in Argyll and Bute that have been identified by the communities and people of the area as being important to them.”
The Local Access Forum is an independent body which includes volunteers with land management and recreational backgrounds. They then aim to provide informed independent advice on matters relating to outdoor access in Argyll and Bute.
More information on the Argyll and Bute Local Access Forum along with the Argyll and Bute Core Paths Plan can be found on the Argyll and Bute Council’s web page: