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Paths for All’s new National Path Demonstration Sites website is now online.

The new resource showcases two demonstration paths’ at Scottish Natural Heritage’s Conference Centre, Battleby near Perth and Oatridge College, West Lothian near Edinburgh. The resource is packed full of useful technical information about different path surfaces, bridges, boardwalks, gates and much more.

There are many different materials and techniques you can use to build and maintain paths. The best way to understand them, is to see how they work on the ground. Paths for All has developed two National Path Demonstration Sites, funded and supported by Scottish Natural Heritage, West Lothian Council and Oatridge College, where you can see the results of typical path construction materials and techniques, then go and try them out yourself. They are real paths, well used by walkers and riders, so you can check out how they are standing up to the rough and tumble of everyday life.

Both demonstration paths are open at any time and each has a downloadable guidebook that will tell you about the path features along the way. You can also explore the demonstration paths with interactive maps on the website, where you will find more detailed technical information.