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Culduthel Community Woods

Inverness, Scotland


The Culduthel Woods in Inverness are owned and managed by the Culduthel Woods Group on behalf of the local community.

Culduthel Woods Path Project 2024: We are working hard to improve the paths in the woods and have developed some new proposals that are set out below.  We would now like some feedback - please have a look at the PATH PROPOSALS and complete the short SURVEY before 23 August.

Back in 2021, when we asked people about the management of the woods, we had around 135 responses and over 210 individual comments  -  and over 85% of people said they wanted to improve the paths while keeping their woodland character.

The aim of this new project is to improve access to and through the woods, between the surrounding residential areas and key local facilities, such as: the Royal Inverness Academy and Culduthel Christian Centre. Through the construction of new and improved paths, important connections will be made to the wider active travel networks, helping people to walk, cycle and enjoy the local area. In summary we plan to build a new path around the pond; to improve the surface of the paths near the main gates; and to improve entrances to the woods near the school and close to Culduthel House and the path between these two points.

The specific Path Proposals are HERE

The Survey is HERE - deadline is 23 August.

We hope to submit a planning application in Autumn 2024 and the works will be complete by Spring 2025.

Please tell us if you support these proposals and why - thank you!

With thanks to Paths for All for supporting this work.






Proposed new path around the pond (click to enlarge)

The Culduthel Woods Group is a local charity, run entirely by volunteers and first established in 2018. We aim to protect and improve the woods, to promote education and to encourage community involvement. If you use the woods, or care about what happens there, please join up as a member and support us in other ways.

The Culduthel Woods Group is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (No. SC049665), registered with The Scottish Charity Regulator.