Bennybeg path work party, THIS Saturday

The next path group task is scheduled for this Saturday, 2nd December, at Bennybeg. As the grass doesn't get mown there very often, the path has become very narrow due to vegetation growing on the path surface. The worst affected parts are near the main gate at the car park. The plan The task will consist of widening the path here by simply scraping this vegetation off so that wheelchairs and prams will be able to access it more easily again. When and where? We'll meet at the car park at 10am and…Read more …

Balsam Blitz at Turretbank Wood

Are you interested in conservation and the environment?  Would you consider yourself a friend of Turretbank Wood?  If yes to either or both of those questions then please come along for a couple of hours over the next two weeks to help with tackling the spread of non-native Himalayan Balsam in Turretbank Wood. This is the best time of year to remove the non-native invasive plant -- before it produces flowers. The task is simple: grasp the stalk of the plant near​ its base and pull it out, roots and all, and leave…Read more …

Turretbank Wood comes out top in poll

By popular demand, Crieff Community Trust will be changing the name of 'Acorn Dell'. In a recent survey of CCT members and residents of Crieff, we asked people if they would like the name 'Acorn Dell' to be changed.  Acorn Dell is the small area of community owned land, which lies on the west side of the Turret Burn. Three options were given: Turretbank Wood, Oakbank Wood and Crieff Community Woodland. The top choice was Turretbank Wood, followed by Oakbank Wood, with Crieff Community Woodland coming last. A majority of those who took…Read more …

Crieff Paths Group – next work party at Deil’s Cauldron path – Sat 26 Nov

Here's an opportunity to make really good use of the great weather we've been having!  Why not join the next Crieff Paths Group workparty -- which is on Saturday 26 November.  The team will be clearing leaves from drainage ditches along the Deil's Cauldron path and doing some general maintenance to ensure good water run-off.  Tools will be provided.  Pretty much light duties this time.  Everyone is welcome to join them! The Team will be meeting at 10.00am at the bottom car park (first on the right) on the Glen Lednock road, and…Read more …

Acorn Dell survey

Crieff Community Trust (CCT) is carrying out a survey to ask Crieff residents whether they would like to change the name of the community-owned woodland, Acorn Dell. We have often heard people in Crieff say that they don’t like the name ‘Acorn Dell’. Some people say they don’t recognise this as the name for the land that lies along the west bank of the Turret Burn between Turret Bridge and the River Earn – that local people have always referred to the path along the Turret Burn as ‘Lady Mary’s Walk’, but the…Read more …

Crieff Paths Group – Next work party – Saturday 29 Oct

The next planned work party will be near Auchingarrich on the Torlum path.  The Crieff Paths Group carried out drainage work on this path three years ago -- one of their first tasks as a group. A general light clean-up is all that will be needed this time. Meet at the Wildlife Centre at 10:00 and finish early afternoon. Free tea & buns will be on offer afterwards in the cafe. Wear warm clothing and boots, and bring your own lunch. Tools will be provided as usual. All hands are welcome.  Please let…Read more …

CCT receives grant from Paths for All

Crieff Community Trust has been awarded £1,500 from Paths for All to improve the local path network in and around Crieff. CCT will use the funding to support the work of CCT’s volunteer paths group, who meet monthly to carry out repair work on local footpaths and cycle routes.  The grant will purchase fuel, strimmer cord and work gloves for volunteers. In addition, the funding will be used to create a new welcome sign and install a bollard at the entrance to Lady Mary’s Walk and Acorn Dell, at Turretbank Road. CCT are…Read more …

Crieff Community Trust takes over ownership of Acorn Dell

For the past few months, Crieff Community Trust (CCT) and Crieff Community Initiative (CCI) have been engaged in talks regarding the future ownership of the community owned land at Acorn Dell in Crieff, and CCT are now pleased to confirm that the title deed for the land has been transferred from CCI to CCT to be held in trust for the people of Crieff Acorn Dell is a small area of woodland which lies along the west side of the Turret Burn and includes the first section of Lady Mary’s Walk. This woodland…Read more …

Next Paths group workparty – Saturday 16 July

The next CCT Paths group workparty will be TOMORROW, Saturday 16 July. This month, the group will be in Comrie again, assisting the Comrie Millenium Path Group, led by Joyce Carnegie, with path repair work caused by winter flooding. Tools will be supplied.  Wear stout footwear. Meet at 10am in the car park at the cricket pitch in Comrie. Food and drinks will be supplied this month, so no need to bring a lunch on this occasion.Read more …

Crieff Paths Group – May work party

Want to make a REAL difference?  Want to learn a new skill?  Here's your chance! The next meet-up of the Crieff Path's Group will be TOMORROW, 28 May, 10am - 3pm.  The group's task will involve improving a section of path near Comrie Croft. The path is a signposted and well-used route linking Comrie Croft to Comrie.  It is used a lot by local people as well as those staying at the Croft. The group will be working just outside the western boundary of Comrie Croft where there is a poorly drained muddy…Read more …