We've built a lot of paths

Since we were established in 1997 and together with Perth and Kinross Council and local communities, we have established path networks in Aberfeldy, Blairgowrie, Carse of Gowrie, Coupar Angus, Crieff, Dunkeld, Kinloch Rannoch, Kirkmichael and Pitlochry.

Over the last ten years, we have also worked in partnership with TRACKS (The Rural Access Committee of Kinross-Shire), local land owners, SNH and RSPB to establish a circular path – the Loch Leven Heritage Trail – around Loch Leven National Nature Reserve.

The path improvement projects we have delivered have varied from £500 projects that took a few weeks to £2.6 million projects delivered over several years.

Working with Communities

PKCT was founded and is run by people who love the countryside and are passionate about supporting people to get out and enjoy it. We were created to support communities to realise their ambitions to have great paths in and around their communities and provide the knowledge, expertise and support needed to make these paths happen.

As part of PKCT’s Developing Community Path Networks project and with financial support from the Gannochy Trust and Perth and Kinross Council, PKCT can provide up to five days of advice to three community groups per year.

PKCT provides this advice free of charge to assist communities in developing their paths project to the stage where they are able to apply for funding.

Getting your path built

If a community wishes PKCT to assist them in the delivery of their project, as a charity PKCT provides this support on a non-profit basis. This means that the amount paid by the community simply covers the cost of providing a fully-trained, experience person to help you; it does not include a profit margin.

Our current day rate is £250 per day (we do not charge VAT). This is considerably less than the £450 + VAT per day (£540 per day in total) usually charged by architects, quantity surveyors and civil engineers.

If a community group wishes to work with PKCT to deliver their project, the PKCT Team will draw up a list of the steps involved and calculate the number of days it will take us to deliver these steps of the project for you. This means you will know the total cost of project management up front and can build it into your funding applications.

If you would like to talk to us about about helping you with your community path project, please contact us by clicking here