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Tarff Riverside Walk

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Interpretation at Tarff

In June 2008 Tongland Community Council completed a project to build a remote footpath which enables people to walk safely from Tongland Bridge to Cumstoun Bridge, away from the narrow road.

The footpath also improves the opportunity for walkers to view the rich birdlife in the reed beds at the confluence of the rivers Dee and Tarff.

Solway Heritage supported Tongland Community Council through the development stage, drawing up the proposals and providing advice on grant applications.  As the project progressed Solway Heritage provided management advice and also assisted in the design for on site panels.  Two panels were erected on the new path to raise awareness of the wildlife and the construction of the Telford Bridge.  Solway Heritage undertook the research and writing as well as managing the graphic design and manufacture.

The project could not have started without the permission from the landowner, Robert Armstrong of Langbarns and sponsorship from local businesses; Barr Quarries; James Smith and Co and Tarff Valley Ltd.  Funding for the project was provided by the Stewartry Area Committee, Awards for All and the Community Environmental Renewal Scheme (CERS).