We are a small group of dedicated volunteers who develop and maintain sustainable walking paths in our area, improving them for both locals and visitors to enjoy for years to come.
SUPPORTING LOCAL OUTDOOR ACCESS FOR OUR COMMUNITIES
EXPLORE - ESCAPE - ENJOY!
This year we are proud to celebrate 16 years of community volunteering.
In 2005 our broad aim was to develop and maintain a sustainable, accessible local path network. Of course, since then Earlston Paths Group have cared for and managed all our paths all year round - whatever the weather!
We began by developing smaller local routes in Earlston and then, in 2010, the real projects began!
We designed the longer Leader Water Path, built to provide a beautiful off-road walking experience between Earlston and the wonderful River Tweed.
Next we wrote and published Country Walks around Earlston and Redpath and were awarded the Citizens of the Year accolade by local residents.
In 2013 we opened our Diamond Jubilee Path, another very popular linear and circular route to and from Earlston to the Leaderfoot bridges and two years later became Paths For All's Community Paths Group of The Year in Scotland.
Most recently we undertook The Leader Water Heritage Project which included the proud unveiling of our map and walking shelter, Bridges Across Time interpretation panel and supporting leaflet at the iconic Leaderfoot Viewpoint.
Phase 2 completed in spring 2019 saw path improvements, 2 nature panels and mag posts on our paths and last but not least the publication of the Leader Water Heritage leaflet.