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Clyde Valley Region - Public Access

This table shows the regional priorities relevant to the region you have selected.

Each regional priority has a unique code (column one) which will help you to identify your selected priorities when completing your Statement of Intent/Proposal.

The detailed description (column two) has been provided to help you understand the implications and outcomes being sought by each priority.

The package numbers (column three) will help you to cross reference those relevant packages to the regional priority you have selected, with the full list of packages detailed on the right hand side of the page.

Regional Priority Code

Public Access priorities

Relevant Packages


Improved public access provision through the creation, improvement and promotion of paths and other facilities (bridges, toilets, car parking, dog walking areas, launch sites with changing areas, informal campsites, etc.)* with priority given to:

  • An increase in quality and provision of routes in and around communities (particularly where health and community need is greatest)
  • An increase in quality and provision of routes between communities
  • An increase in quality and provision of routes to, through and along places of interest, e.g. coasts, woodlands, inland water, uplands, viewpoints, river corridors, historical sites
  • Improving users' and land managers understanding of outdoor access and land management issues in the context of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code through provision of interpretation, signage, leaflets, presentations, workshops and site visits.

Particularly proposals that:

  • develop routes between settlements or link settlements with the wider countryside, particularly in the Community Growth Areas and within the Green Network and the Central Scotland Forest
  • develop routes that provide access for a range of users of all abilities
  • develop riparian access routes associated with the White & Black Carts, North & South Calder Waters, River Leven and Kelvin Valley Walkway
  • help combat footpath erosion both natural and due to recreation pressure in Long Distance routes such as the Clyde Walkway, West Highland Way and the North Calder Heritage Trail
  • enhance interpretation and understanding of the natural and cultural heritage in association with these public access routes
  • improve access to, and interpretation of, visitor facilities or attractions prioritised within a local area visitor management, access or community development plans, e.g. Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, LLTNP community futures plans, Central Scotland Forest, Carron Valley
  • secure more sustainable ways of managing and developing longer distance routes identified in the Strategic Access Network such as the Clyde Walkway, Forth & Clyde Canal Millennium Link, Dams to Darnley Countryside Project and across the Central Scotland Forest
  • prepare resources to promote access routes and responsible access to the countryside
  • contribute to the adoption of interpretation or visitor orientation materials appropriate to Clyde Valley Region conditions and target audiences
  • develop existing and new routes that will deliver health benefits for local people, particularly in those locations that experiencing the greatest health disadvantage.
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