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New Path Manager's Guide to Path Grading 2014

A new guide on grading paths is now available in Scotland

Apr 14 2014

A new guide on grading paths is now available in Scotland to help path managers describe their paths for the users to pick the one that suits their needs and abilities.

The six part information system in the guide, designed by Forestry Commission Scotland in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage and Paths for All, explains to the guide user how to provide key information about a path that gives the users, especially infrequent users, confidence to choose the path that suits their needs and abilities. The simple information system, which is based on consistent information about the path: name, waymarking, features of interest, surface, gradient, width and obstacles, a grade symbol, and distance and time, can be used to describe the path for everyday or leisure use. The information system was developed from detailed path attributes and user testing research. Evaluation of new path grading system (Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland, Paths for All) Path Manager's Guide to Grading (Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, Paths for All) Path Grade Symbols (Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland, Paths for All)

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