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Elgin: The Wards

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PATH NAME:

Elgin: The Wards

SETTLEMENTS AREA:

Elgin

INTRODUCTION:

The Wards path is a circular route round a nature conservation area recognised as a valuable wetland in the north east of Scotlandís Biodiversity Action Plan.

THE ROUTE AND FEATURES OF INTEREST:

The Wards holds an abundance of wildlife including roe deer and many small mammals with a large variety of bird life, insect life and plant life. The path itself is of hard aggregate suitable for all users, with seating and interpretation boards placed along the route. There is also a platform of decking extending out over a pond area. There is limited car parking which is at the south end of the Wards. Car park located on Edgar Road.

SIGNAGE:

Partly Signed

WALK GRADE:

HEALTH WALK:

YES

MILEAGE:

1.5 Miles

ESTIMATED WALKING TIME:

00 Day(s)  01 Hour(s)  00 Minute(s)

HEIGHT CLIMBED AND DEGREE OF SLOPE:

Generally Level

BARRIERS:

none

TERRAIN:

Generally flat throughout with hard aggregate surfaces which are easy to negotiate.

USERS:

Available to all users who have a right of responsible access established by law. Cedarwood Day Centre footpath section is Ďall abilitiesí.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Access

You now have a 'right of access' to all the paths featured. You are required to act responsibly in accordance with the new Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC). Know the code before you go! To acknowledge landowners and farmers co-operation in making these walks possible leave the area as you find it, respect property and take care to stay away from farming and timber operations. Please keep dogs under control at all times and on a lead near livestock. Note: Please do not pick wild flowers, this is a criminal offence.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Useful Contacts

Moray Council Outdoor Access Manager
Email: ian.douglas@moray.gov.uk
Telephone: 01343 557049

Elgin Tourist Office
Elgin Library, Cooper Park, ELgin.
Telephone: 01343 542666

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