”Upper Cormonachan Paths Project Fund”

A Funding Appeal

”Upper Cormonachan Paths Project Fund”

For the Conservation of Upper Cormonachan, the old village and access to view the beautiful Cormonachan Waterfalls with 2 km of new access paths with four viewpoints from the Contemplation Shelter by the existing 2.5 km of paths and joining up with the forest road to the west of the woodlands and a new car park by Cormonachan Burn road bridge to commence from 2019 onwards.

The cost of this project is £323,484 (£269,570 + VAT) and close to 100% grant funding should be available.  The Cormonachan Woodlands Association launched the “Upper Cormonachan Paths Project Fund” on 8th January 2019 where we would like to raise over £10,000 that is a local contribution to the project costs. We have now received £3,905.33 in local donations to the fund which is very encouraging (15/08/2019). Donations will be very welcome – click on the fund titles above or on the Donations button below to make a donation! Now that planning permission for the project has been received on 11th July 2019, we are applying for the major funding. We have so far had to pay out of the fund for planning fees, a Protected Species Survey and will have to pay £4,165.20 for an Archaeology Survey and £1,260 for an Interpretation Panel with the archaeology and history of the Upper Cormonachan Township (old village) that funding has now been applied for. These additional costs amount to £6,606.20 for which grants and donations will cover separately. The total project cost is £330,090.20. The plan is to commence felling the trees along the paths route and have the archaeology survey started in the autumn of 2019 and completed in the spring of 2020. The major paths work is planned to commence in August or September 2020 that will take 16 weeks to complete once we have raised the major funding over this coming year.

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