VOLUNTEERS, who have been working to develop the Ayrshire Coastal Path, celebrated their 10th anniversary.

The project, established by Ayr Rotary, aims to create a path for walkers along the 100 mile route from Glenapp to Skelmorlie - finest panoramic coastlines in the British Isles.

Some 50 volunteer ‘pathminders’, approximately half of whom are non-Rotarians, have been getting their hands dirty to improve path conditions and make it more appealing.

As a small token of appreciation for the generous support and hard work over this winter the Rotary Club of Ayr and Management Board of the Ayrshire Coastal Path invited all the volunteer Pathminders and their partners to join them at a party.

On Saturday, June 23 they were treated to a glass of Prosecco, finger buffet, coffee, and pleasant social evening at the Bracken Bar, Heads of Ayr, to celebrate Ten Years of the Path.

The Ayrshire Coastal Path was created as a major community project to celebrate the Centenary of Rotary International in 2005. 

With the consent of farmers and landowners, and the support of the council– the Ayrshire Coastal Path was completed in just four years.

Using a simple strategy of linking existing natural beaches and walkable shore and cliff-top terrain by means of field-edge paths, wrack roads, existing farm tracks, promenades and old railway track – only short stretches of path required to be built or restored.

Opened in June 2008, the ACP provides Ayrshire folk – and visitors – with healthy exercise and the opportunity to enjoy and cherish their beautiful natural heritage.

Maintenance of the Ayrshire Coastal Path path relies totally on the sterling work done by the Pathminders Team. To volunteer one morning a week email mail@ayrshirecoastalpath.org