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This community led project is conserving the popular old Glen Road path between Dunblane and Bridge of Allan through the attractive Kippenrait Glen SSSI, for leisure and functional active travel for locals & visitors.
The main aims of the survey were to report on use of the Glen Road path to funders of the 2019 works, and to collect more qualitative information for the future. This has coincidentally provided a useful snapshot of usage under Covid-19 lockdown.
You can access the survey results and read more here.
In these challenging times it is good that people can get out and enjoy the old Glen Road. The birds are singing and nesting, red squirrels chasing each other up trees and the spring flowers are emerging.
This community-led project is conserving the old Glen Road between Dunblane and Bridge of Allan. The funds raised in 2019 for urgent stabilisation repairs topped £38,000 from grants and public donations. Grants from Sustrans, Clackmannanshire and Stirling Environment Trust, Stirling Council, Scotways, Paths for All, Bridge of Allan and Stirling Round Table, Bridge of Allan Community Council. Public donations via Kindlink met the target of £5000 plus gift aid. Works advice and co-ordination from volunteer Ian MacLachlan, IKM Consulting. Work continues on some drainage this spring, and additional grants are being sought for a new slip meantime.
Some of our funders have asked for user information – hence the survey below.
www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GlenRoadSurvey. Survey closed 30th April 2020.
Many thanks for your help!
Right on Dunblane’s doorstep, and easily accessed by either the Darn Walk or the Glen Road, is the fantastic ‘wildwood’ of Kippenrait Glen. Much of this extensive woodland, which clothes the steep sided banks of the Wharry Burn, and the more level riverbanks of the Allan Water, is thought to have been continuously wooded since the last ice age. A huge variety of beautiful woodland plants can be found – many of them rare and special. The woods look lovely at all times of the year, but in spring the bluebells and carpets of delicate white wood anemones and pungent wild garlic are certainly a highlight. Because the woodland is so special and has such varied biodiversity, it has been designated as a site of European importance and our government has a duty to conserve it.