Help us maintain and promote our paths

Summary of idea

Over the last 5-6 years we have upgraded the paths throughout the Wick area making them accessible and also highlighting the history and nature that can be enjoyed when out walking by installing interpretive panels. If the paths are not maintained then they will get overgrown so it is important that fresh stone is laid and weedkiller applied every year. We have approximately 6.2 miles of paths under our management that in addition to maintaining we now want to produce a leaflet to promote the paths to both locals and visitors.

Amount requested 

£2,000 (the total amount available for all ideas is £32,000)

Name of organisation

Wick Paths Group

Where this will take place


Why the contribution is important

Each application for this fund is to meet the criteria set out by the project Steering Group. More information about the project and the Steering Group is available here

The idea will support the following broad theme(s) to make a difference locally:

  • Safety and wellbeing - including mental health: Making sure that everyone in Caithness has the chance to lead safe, healthy, active lives.


How to vote 

  • Anyone can vote on as many or few ideas as they like 
  • We are using stars to cast votes and you have a maximum of five stars for each idea 
  • The more stars you give an idea, the more you support it
  • For example, if you really like an idea and want it to receive funding, you could give it five stars
  • You don't have to vote for everything but we would encourage you to explore all ideas
  • The ideas that receive the most votes will be successful until all of the £32,000 is spent.

by InsightEngagement_PoliceScotland on November 28, 2022 at 09:47AM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.6
Based on: 72 votes


  • Posted by trekker November 28, 2022 at 16:19

    A worthwhile project.
  • Posted by Ghostie November 28, 2022 at 17:34

    Wick Paths Group has made a tremendous improvement to the paths in and around the town to the benefit of both locals and visitors, this encourages more people to enjoy and benefit from the great outdoors
  • Posted by dirdyweeker November 28, 2022 at 19:09

    WPG have already done so much for Wick. Walking is important to me and many other so much appreciate clear paths underfoot. To get a share of this money would I’m sure make a massive difference to further their weed killing
  • Posted by WalkWick November 29, 2022 at 09:00

    Great team ethos within the group, welcoming and worthwhile.
  • Posted by Wicker51 November 29, 2022 at 15:53

    Wick Paths Group have done a lot of hard work to improve the environment of Wick. They always needs money to purchase raw materials and equipment for the upkeep of these projects and future ones.
  • Posted by R2809 November 29, 2022 at 17:28

    Wick Paths Groups continued diligent efforts have not gone unnoticed and have improved life for all in every area they've worked in. They are a trusted, responsible, accountable, and cherished outfit who are very good community servants. Without question they would be well worthy of the entire award.
  • Posted by Lowlander November 29, 2022 at 19:29

    What a difference this group has made to this town it is so much easier to walk on many paths in Wick which must encourage people to get out and get healthy
  • Posted by Keisser November 29, 2022 at 20:24

    Wick path group are an amazing bunch who deserve funds to help with their projects-keep up the great work!
  • Posted by Cathpat November 30, 2022 at 09:39

    great work, much appreciated
  • Posted by Caithness2030 November 30, 2022 at 11:53

    The work of the group has greatly improved the path network and has encouraged others to keep the place spick and span with lone litter pickers also doing a grand job - together they make a huge difference for all to enjoy! Keep up the good work and trust that you will be supported by this funding opportunity.
  • Posted by johnogroatstrail November 30, 2022 at 15:08

    A great idea - so good for mental and physical well-being. The group are tireless in their efforts and the John o' Groats Trail applaud their professionalism and enthusiasm!
  • Posted by enomis November 30, 2022 at 16:27

    Wick Paths group are a group of dedicated volunteers who do fantastic work making the paths welcoming and accessible in and around Wick. Awarding this grant to Wick Paths Group would be fantastic as it would help them continue there outstanding work. Keeping the paths welcoming make it enjoyable to walk in and around Wick for local people and tourists.
  • Posted by Seacoast01 November 30, 2022 at 17:48

    Following the great work carried out by the Wick Paths Group there has been a significant increase in usage of the local paths. Additional funding will help them maintain the paths.
  • Posted by Adlers November 30, 2022 at 17:54

    The work of the Wick Paths Group is greatly appreciated by all local users and visitors.
  • Posted by Airlinepup November 30, 2022 at 21:08

    This is an amazing project and I for one am thankful as being visually impaired it has helped make where I live so much more accessible and safer. I can walk safely over bridges which were once hazardus with broken planks and down steps which were once broken thanks to these superb volunteers. Your hard work has helped keep me independent and mentally well despite my difficulties.
  • Posted by Shandchem November 30, 2022 at 23:49

    The Wick Paths Group has done wonders to the local area making walks very pleasant and much easier access by an amazing amount of hardwork, to really transform access to local areas.
  • Posted by tuddles December 01, 2022 at 06:39

    The work that Wick Paths have done is very much appreciated by all who use them on a daily basis.
  • Posted by julz158 December 01, 2022 at 11:01

    Wick paths group do great keeping the walkways around Wick clear and safe for everyone to enjoy.
  • Posted by AlexM December 01, 2022 at 16:37

    WPG are doing a sterling amount of work around the town. Opening up the coastline for all.
  • Posted by moulinJane December 01, 2022 at 22:40

    Looking at some other bids I think you should ask for a bit more money. The paths and walkways make wick look a lot more attractive and are a benefit to tourists and locals alike. A great use of funding and a group of volunteers working hard to make a big difference.
  • Posted by Headscratcher December 02, 2022 at 09:20

    A proper community project, that benefits locals and visitors alike. Wick Paths group are to be commended for their dedication to improving and maintaining several different projects which have made a big difference to the town.
  • Posted by RogerS December 06, 2022 at 17:08

    A very worthy cause. The Wick paths group have been around for some years, providing volunteering opportunities and recreational enjoyment to the area.
  • Posted by Tubthumper December 07, 2022 at 10:34

    They do great work, well worth supporting.
  • Posted by redhot December 09, 2022 at 12:27

    They do great work in local area would like to see fence come down round vetreans tower in wick spoils the walk on that path
  • Posted by Caithnessmwm December 12, 2022 at 20:39

    Wick Paths group are a group of dedicated volunteers who do fantastic work making the paths welcoming and accessible in and around Wick. I take my dogs a weekly walk around several of the well preserved paths in Wick. The WPG need help financially and I do hope they get the amount requested. Well done to everyone involved.
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