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Elgin: The Wards



PATH NAME:

Elgin: The Wards

LOCAL SETTLEMENT(S):

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. Parking in Asda car park the path start lies to the north end of the supermarket building where a lane runs alongside the railway line. Follow this lane to the level crossing at Wards Road, cross this busy road with care and turn to your right where the path into the Wards runs along the side of the Scout Hall. There is limited car parking at the Cedarwood Day Centre, which is at the south end of the Wards

SIGNAGE:

Partly Signed

WALK GRADE:

Easy
A generally flat level path with good surfaces of less than two miles distance.

MILEAGE:

1.5 Miles

ESTIMATED WALKING TIME:

00 Day(s)  01 Hour(s)  00 Minute(s)

HEIGHT CLIMBED AND DEGREE OF SLOPE:

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

OTHER INFORMATION: Useful downloads

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