Friday, 15 May 2015

New walking route to the Devil's Beef Tub



Thanks to support and a grant from the Brown Forbes Memorial Trust we are very pleased to have opened the Devil's Beef Tub Walking Loop. 

The Beef Tub loop is shown in red
 This is a low level circular route into the Beef Tub, perfect if you don't fancy a steep climb up into the hills but want to enjoy the beauty of this iconic landmark.

We will be running a family friendly walk into the Beef Tub on Friday 7th August from 10am to 1pm, with activities for kids as we go. For further info and to book please email corehead@bordersforesttrust.org 

Once the exact route of the loop was decided we worked with contractor Derek Murry to install 4 additional gates and two bridges. This walk previously would have been very tricky to do, the new gates and bridges make it much more accessible and we hope will encourage many more to come to Corehead to enjoy the views and wildlife.



  The gates were wooden and we used a kissing gate style to prevent livestock entering the newly planted woodland areas.


The whole route is now waymarked with finger posts and way marker discs making the route clear and user friendly. We worked with volunteers to put in the waymarker disks.




The loop goes through a variety of habitats including a new area of native woodland which has been planted and allows stunning views of the valley.

Leaflets are available about Corehead from dispensers at the entrance, detailing other walking routes to enjoy. 

At the moment there is a wonderful display of marsh marigolds in the wetland area, so please do visit and have a look yourself.  

Ali Murfitt
Community and Education Officer 

2 comments:

  1. A few years ago I was thrilled to visit Carrifran, and I'm really looking forward to coming back to see the DBT. Thanks for the work and the information.

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  2. Thats great to hear :) and hope you enjoy your walk.

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