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Glenfarg Walking Routes
& Information on Active Travel

The Glenfarg Path Network

The Glenfarg Tunnels – Bus & Walk

Glenfarg Active Travel - Walking

Active travel…

means making journeys physically active – like walking or “wheeling” – which includes cycling, e-biking, scootering, and using a wheelchair.

Glenfarg benefits from its location in the Ochil Hills with several marked walks around the village and has National Cycle Route 775 running through the village. We aim to make active travel the natural choice for shorter journeys in and around Glenfarg.

By supporting more people in Glenfarg to walk, wheel, and cycle for everyday short journeys, we will improve health, create a safer community, and reduce our environmental impacts.

In 2019 seventeen percent of journeys in Scotland were under 1 km, and more than half (54%) were under 5 km – these shorter trips offer a real opportunity for a significant shift to active travel.

In 2023-24, Genfarg will partner with Planning Aid Scotland to develop a plan for Active and Sustainable Travel.

The role of walking

The positive impact of increased active travel

  • Reduced congestion – enabling people to choose active or sustainable travel will reduce road congestion.
  • Reduced air pollution – fewer car-driven journeys and more walking, wheeling, cycling, and public transport are important in tackling air pollution and its negative health impacts. As well as being a part of the solution, active travel becomes more pleasant and therefore more likely to be adopted as air quality improves.
  • Higher quality public realm – Improving opportunities to walk will create places and communities that are more able to adapt and be vibrant, creative, enterprising, and accessible.
  • Better physical, mental, and social health – Active travel has clear health benefits as physical activity increases, social connections are made and mental health is boosted by activity and time outdoors in nature. Active travel is an important opportunity for savings in preventing ill health.
  • Reducing carbon emissions and helping reach net-zero carbon goals – Changing to active travel can have significant lifecycle carbon emissions benefits. The largest benefits come from shifts from cars to active travel for business, social, and commuting journeys.
  • Economic growth and vibrant communities – Investing in infrastructure and support for active travel can increase economic growth and vibrancy. Those walking, wheeling, and cycling tend to spend more money locally than drivers. Increasing active travel can stimulate economic growth in urban areas and benefit local shops.
  • It is inclusive and reduces inequalities – Accessible walking, wheeling, cycling, and good public transport links can reduce inequalities by giving equal access to employment, education, and other services.

In 2023/24 Glenfarg Community Transport Group has partnered with PAS to develop an Accessible and Sustainable Transport Plan.

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