Outdoor Access Sub Group
Surrounded by beautiful, if rugged, countryside, we have a great opportunity to get outside and enjoy leisure activities such as walking, cycling and horseriding. With the Clyde at our doorstep, we even have access to canoeing.
Our community consultation showed that there was a strong feeling that we were not making the most of our access to the Great Outdoors, so our Outdoor Access Working Group has been set up to consult with local landowners to see where we can go and what we can do.
The Group will be updating this section with news and information as we start consultations with various user groups over the next few months, so pop back and see what they've come up with.
Our Outdoor Access Plan will include:
Our Consultations so far show a need for:
Most importantly, our area is travelled by thousands of people each year, who are mainly on the M74 and the A702 heading for other leisure destinations. Our group feels strongly that we have an opportunity to make our area a tourist and leisure destination, while creating spaces that our local residents can also enjoy. Our Working Group will focus on creating great leisure routes and also on developing sustainable economic growth through attracting visitors.