Exploring New Galloway with the LING volunteers

The Exploring New Galloway theme of the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership supports Local Initiatives New Galloway (LING) volunteer-led landscape projects.  The energies of the local interest group and volunteers have resulted in work getting underway on the New Galloway golf course woodland paths together with restoration and recovery work on the Garroch Estate walled garden and paths.

A significant number of volunteer hours have already gone into clearing paths and overgrown areas,  bridges and boardwalk maintenance and general access improvements.  The walled garden project  provides a unique opportunity to help to breathe new life into a Victorian walled garden and return it to productive use for the benefit of the wider community.

Gerry Cinderby, local walk leader and initiator of the projects, said:

Exploring Galloway Glens aims to reclaim and maintain a network of local footpaths through ancient woodland and to restore a large unused walled garden.  The work will produce social and health benefits to the local community and also attract more visitors for the benefit of the local economy. Without the enthusiasm of our volunteers and the generous support of the GGLP and the landowners this project would not have been possible

Jonathan Barrett, Galloway Glens Land Management and Access Officer, added:

The Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership aims to improve access to local landscape and heritage and these two projects provide a great opportunity for us to work with the New Galloway  community to bring their ideas to fruition. This working partnership of Heritage Lottery funding, local landowners help and the volunteering energy of the local community show just what can be achieved.

If you would like to get involved in these projects please contact Ros Hill, Chair of LING on T: 01644 420632 or Gerry Cinderby on T: 01644  420852 Ecinderbyg@gmail.com

Photo Credit: Galloway Glens