Tracing a fresh route through Leven valley

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GROWING activity near the Bawbee Bridge bordering Leven and Methil has prompted a few enquiries from Mail readers.

The appearance of fences, mechanical diggers and some shape-changing work on the visible stretch of ground at the Wellesley Road roundabout has attracted interest.

It’s part of a project by Leven Valley Development Trust to create a footpath, which will be suitably characterised, running from Cameronbridge towards the road at the Bawbee Bridge.

The venture is part of the Trust’s general plan to enhance the River Leven valley area, which is regarded as an extremely important asset to Levenmouth in environmental, ecological, economic and community terms.

Work is likely to continue until at least the end of this year on the walkway, which first began to take shape around 2005.

Bob Watt, of the Development Trust, said one or two hindrances had plagued its progress – the route of the end section had to be changed because it was running on top of a pipe, while the sad demise in May of Methil-based fencing, construction and landscaping firm JKF also had the knock-on effect of delaying the project.

The path is being funded by Fife Council, Scottish Enterprise and Diageo, and Mr Watt indicated it may have features such as a car park, fence, stone terraced area, and a cut and polished commemorative stone.

The Trust is looking at other ways of revitalising Leven town centre and has been involved in various geo-technical and environmental studies.