The Peffery Way Association is delighted to announce that it has received an award of £1,500 from Paths for All Community Path Grant towards the cost of completing Phase One of the Peffery Way foot and cycle path between Dingwall and Strathpeffer. This is matched with another £1,500 from fundraising efforts by the Highland Hotel in Strathpeffer. This funding will enable us to complete the path upgrade work begun earlier in the year by Highland Council and to work with volunteers to plant native hedging and wildflowers which will improve the landscaping at the entrance to the path in Strathpeffer by the Victorian Station. In addition to financial support for this community initiative, Paths for All have assigned a dedicated development officer who will provide technical support, promotional advice and volunteer support.
Ron McAuley, Chairman of the Peffery Way Association said:
We are delighted to have the support of Paths for All and the Highland Hotel. Their support will enable us to complete an important first section of the Peffery Way; an all ability foot and cycle path between Dingwall and Strathpeffer. Folk have been dreaming of a safe off-road route between the communities in the Strath for over 30 years. This funding and additional support is a significant step forward for the Trust and the Communities in the Strath.
Ian Findlay, Chief Officer of Paths for All said:
We were really pleased to be able to fund this work through our Community Path grant fund and hope that the newly transformed path will allow locals and visitors to the area to enjoy the many benefits of being active outdoors.
The Highland Hotel has been carrying out a variety of fundraising activities including quizzes and bingo evenings with hotel’s residents over the summer season. The Highland hotel is aware of the importance of the path to residents and visitors alike and is committed to continuing to fundraise for the Peffery Way through its community involvement programme.or check out our Facebook page and message us. The initial strim and clearing session is on Sat 30th September from 9am – 12 noon, meet at Victorian Station and please bring spade, loppers or strimmer and wear appropriate clothing.