Lottery cash for Howe paths upgrade

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TWO popular paths in the Howe of Fife are to be upgraded, thanks to National Lottery funding.

Burnturk Rural Riders, a community group dedicated to the maintenance of rights of ways and community events, have secured a grant of £9600, which will be used to upgrade three sections of the rights of way at the ‘Kettle Loop’ and Torloisk Woods.

The project, which will be carried out this year, includes drainage, clearance and surfacing.

As well as providing vital links for local hilltop communities, these core paths also offer safe off-road recreational routes for walkers, cyclists and riders.

The ‘Kettle Loop’ is an established circular route offering extensive off-road access and plays host to a number of equestrian events, including annual endurance riding for the Scottish Endurance Riding Club, while Torloisk Wood provides a nearby safe recreational area for nature lovers, walkers, cyclists and riders.

Following severe weather erosion and flooding, the planned upgrades aim to restore a safer and drier set of paths.