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Riverside Path Now Complete (06/03/06)
A ‘missing’ link in the riverside path in Wick has been completed and now locals and visitors can fully and safely enjoy walking along this popular route.
The new short link, 35 metres long, joins the existing flagstone section of the path which leads down from the Bridge Street bridge before connecting up with the riverside path alongside the Riverside car park. The new section has been kerbed, lit and surfaced to match the existing path alongside the river.
Local councillor, Bill Fernie said: "This is another link in the ongoing efforts to improve the Riverside area of Wick. The link has also made the rough parking area to the side of the supermarket safer and more pleasant for pedestrians to use."
The work was planned and paid for by The Highland Council’s Environment Section of the Planning and Development Service and managed by the Council’s EC Services. Permission for the works was gratefully received from the landowner Northwharf Investments (Cherry) Ltd, with support from Somerfield Stores Ltd.
Further works to improve the area in the future are currently being considered, based on the ‘Wick Riverside Path’ consultancy produced by the Highland Access Project on behalf of the Wick Paths Group of the Royal Burgh of Wick Community Council.