The Kintyre Way is delighted to announce that it has been successful in the latest round of funding from the Coastal Communities Fund.
The Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) aims to encourage the economic development of UK coastal communities by awarding funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs.
The Kintyre Way was awarded £240,000 from CCF in April 2013 as part of the Kintyre 100 project. This enabled the route to be extended to 100 miles and provided 6 jobs. This latest round of funding amounts to £99,825 and will bring the Views of Kintyre project to the route for one year. Starting this month the new project will build on the achievements of Kintyre 100 – delivering additional facilities to further enhance the walking experience on the Kintyre peninsula.
Using locally sourced materials, picnic benches, walker’s seating and walker’s shelters will be made on site at Hazelburn by Maintenance Manager, Aidan Keogh and his team. Walker feedback over the duration of the Kintyre 100 project showed a real need for this type of route furniture. These will then be positioned at various viewpoints along the route, providing users with an attractive place to break their journey. It is also hoped that these viewpoint areas will also prove a hit with the large number of locals who use the route regularly.
The project will provide 4 jobs which includes the hiring of a Countryside Trainee for one year who will be given a valuable grounding in all aspects of working on a long distance route.