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Forres Footpaths Trust free route guides

By Garry McCartney

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Forres Town Walk
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A GROUP of outdoor enthusiasts are encouraging the community to make use of the range of exceptional walks on our doorstep.

Forres Footpaths Trust (FFT), who are dedicated to establishing a network of walks in and around the town, are offering a series of free route guides from their website.

Chairman Wils Metcalfe confirmed the trust hopes to create an attractive amenity for visitors and to provide locals with the opportunity to rediscover the beauty of Forres.

He said: "One of the walks takes you to the aircraft and military monuments around the town whilst another takes you to engineering projects that have shaped parts of the town environment.

"You may be surprised what you can learn on the town walk way marked with red arrows whilst the yellow way marked arrows of the Sanquhar-Chapelton-Muiry walk take you to some beautiful points around the town.

"Both of these walks start from the Victoria Road car park but you could start at any point along the routes. You see Forres from different viewpoints and learn about the town whilst taking exercise."

There are a wide variety of circular walks in the guide, some marked with coloured arrows and others with detailed instructions that are easy to follow.

The maps and walk instructions have been updated following work on the new Forres train station and flood alleviation projects.

"The guide will take you along paths that you may not have been aware existed," said Mr Metcalfe. "You do not have to complete them in one go as there are places where the routes can be shortened.

"The instructions also include informative notes on both the history of Forres and events that have taken place involving Forres folk."

The maps and walk instructions have recently been updated following the work on the new Forres station and the flood alleviation projects.

See https://forresfootpathstrust.org.uk/walks.htm for more information.

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