Great news – Falkirk is into the last 10, at a UK level, for Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award 2019.

Great news – Falkirk is into the last 10, at a UK level, for Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award 2019.

There were originally about 80 nominations: 10 of these have been shortlisted and Falkirk is one of the ten.

There is now a public vote to find a winner.  This will take place over the next 6 weeks, so if you want to VOTE, go to http://www.ramblers.org.uk. All you need to do is fill in your e-mail address and place your vote against Falkirk

 For more info and background the Falkirk page is here:

https://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/campaign-with-us/walking-neighbourhoods/britains-best-walking-neighbourhood-award/falkirk.aspx

The reasons why Falkirk should win is because we believe it is the most improved neighbourhood for walking in Britain plus.

– We now have two world class tourist destinations, The Wheel and The Kelpies.

– For a population of 158,460 we have a very well maintained path network of over 600KM, exceptional for our population size.

– We have two canal towpaths, the Antonine Wall, the John Muir Way, and numerous riverside footpaths.

– Our intimate pattern of historic towns are set in fine countryside, and these are very well linked by footpaths.

– There are footpath routes to work, routes to school and routes to public transport.

– The electrification of the rail lines bring us within 20 minutes of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and numerous other towns.

Winners will be announced in the Houses of Parliament on 10th July.

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