People

Help improve the mental and physical health of the people of the National Park. Paths for All can play a key role in this – particularly in relation to levels of physical activity.

Why the contribution is important

All residents and visitors should be able to enjoy and use the park for physical activity. We support the aim for all residents and visitors to enjoy and use the national park for physical activity.

by IMcC on May 25, 2022 at 03:29PM

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Comments

  • Posted by JeremyHW May 26, 2022 at 08:16

    By this I envisage not only practical access for residents within the borders of parks, but facilitation of access for the less abled or simply less agile. Core areas for enjoyment by those in wheelchairs or with other aids. Wider distribution of nodes for vehicle access. [Note for example the chaos at Luss carpark in summer - exacerbated during breaks in the pandemic lockdown].
  • Posted by laurabonaura May 31, 2022 at 14:35

    More diveristy and access
  • Posted by alanbaileyspitaltowertourismltd May 31, 2022 at 17:47

    The most important people in a National Park are those living and working within it's borders, who often have family roots going back generations and hundreds of years,. It is these residents' livelihoods that need the boost that designation as a National Park could bring, and so they should be involved at every stage of the designation process, the setting up and the managment of a National Park. Visitors to a National Park must be seen by residents as beneficial, and not become a hindrance to the lives and businesses (which includes farming) of the residents. So the implementation must not be carried out "top down" for the pleasure and objecvtives solely of the urban majority, but involve and have in mind the needs of residents at all stages.
  • Posted by niallmacleod June 01, 2022 at 06:55

    Parents with smaller children, wheel chair users and the elderly benefit hugely from the provision of a more moderate safer pathway served with adequate parking and toilet facilities. I have looked at the provision of 4 x 4 wheel chair tracks, challenging as this sounds Australia and new Zealand are providing this regularly using planning taxes to fund them, there is an excellent example called the Lochan trail by Glen Coe village.
  • Posted by ihl June 04, 2022 at 00:00

    Residents can already enjoy the area for physical activity. Why do we need a national park to do it? Visitors can already come to the area. Why do they need a national park to do it?
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