There is a good path from Rothesay up to the fine viewpoint at the top of Barone Hill. At some times of year grazing cattle may be encountered on the path. The farmer has experienced problems with some walkers leaving the wide gate unsecured, allowing the cattle to stray. To remedy this we have installed a bridle gate for walkers to use. (Pictured on an end of year misty morning by Donald Kinnear)
We’ve added two boardwalk bridges on the moorland pathway on Stage 4 of Bute’s ‘West Island Way’ (above Shalunt Farm). The footbridges will make it easier for walkers to cross the small burns that drain water from the hillside. This high final section of the Way is well worth the effort as it leads to fine views over Kames Bay, Port Bannatyne and the Firth of Clyde.
We have completed resurfacing of the popular path from the small car park down to the beach at Scalpsie Bay. This will ensure that it remains accessible to people with limited mobility and wheelchair users. (Picture: Billy Shields)
Our volunteers need a wide range of hand and powered tools to keep our pathways safe and pleasant for walkers. We’ve organised our tool store to ensure easy access to the right tools for any job. (Picture by Billy Shields)
Typical of the problems that crop up on our 30 miles of West island Way. This one will be sorted at once thanks to Jock and Billy who have the expertise to remove the fallen timber. (Picture by Billy Shields)