A path linking Oban’s town centre with a popular tourist attraction is earmarked for improvements.
The route, which runs for a third of a mile from the Corran Halls car park to Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds is well used by locals and visitors alike, with an increase in use in the higher cliff top route in recent years.
But it is becoming hard to pass in places and Woodland Trust Scotland has taken on a 99-year lease from Dunollie Estate with plans to make it more accessible.
Ross Watson, site manager, Woodland Trust Scotland, said: “The path runs from Corran Halls to Dunollie Castle. It is a popular route through the forest with views across the water towards Kerrera and beyond.
“A bit of the path is pretty water damaged and narrow in parts close to the cliff edge. We plan to improve the trail and have information boards at the car park encouraging more people to use it in relevant safety.
“We want people to enjoy the walk without having to watch their step on the way. It’s a nice path but it is just a bit rough in places. It is becoming a bit corroded because so many people are using it.”
The funding will come through the Postcode Lottery.
Mr Watson said: “Oban is a tourist destination, this is a an opportunity for people to spend more time in the community woodland, to be more active and to enjoy the scenery.”
A planning application has been submitted to Argyll and Bute Council.