New routes chosen for biodiversity enhancement

someone riding a bike near bluebells
23 January 2015

As the Greener Greenways project moves into its second year, new traffic-free sections of National Cycle Network have been chosen to be included in the project, which is part-funded by Scottish Natural Heritage.

Habitat management plans have been prepared for these new routes and will be used to take forward habitat management tasks with our volunteers, to improve and enhance biodiversity on these green corridors.

The new routes are:

·         Alloa-Dollar (Route 767)

·         Alva-Tillicoultry (Route 768)

·         Longniddry-Haddington (NCN Route 76)

·         Dalkeith-Whitecraig (NCN Route 1)

·         Crossgatehall-Pencaitland (NCN Route 196)

·         Penicuik-Bonnyrigg (NCN Route 196)

·         Whiteinch-Dalmuir (NCN Route 7)

·         Perth-Almondbank (NCN Route 77)

We are currently recruiting volunteer Wildlife Champions on these sections of routes. Wildlife Champions are assigned a one-mile stretch of route to monitor for wildlife and are asked to participate in habitat management workdays. Wildlife Champions have access to regular training sessions and have the opportunity to contribute to research into climate change.

Find out more about becoming a Wildlife Champion.

See what our Greener Greenways staff and Wildlife Champions have been up to this past year on our Greener Greenways flickr site.

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