The Kintyre Way is a long-distance trail around the Kintyre Peninsula in Scotland, managed by a partnership of Argyll & Bute Council and The Long and Winding Way organisation. In 2013, exeGesIS were asked to help set up a management system for the trail, which included installing and configuring Countryside Access Management System (CAMS) software and providing training to the users. In addition, a full baseline survey was carried out, with exeGesIS supplying the equipment and providing support to the surveyor.
The data collected in the field, in common with other rights of way surveys carried out by exeGesIS, included locations and details of all the furniture items along the trail and any problems that required work to be carried out, along with photographs. These data were processed into the CAMS used by the Kintyre Way managers, and also into the separate CAMS used by the team in Argyll & Bute Council.
Training was then provided to all the users in the council offices in Lochgilphead, to maximise the benefit that both teams could get the from the data collected. In addition, reports were developed to the users’ requirements so that the data could be presented to other interested parties. This work provided the managers of the Kintyre Way with a means to not only identify where work was needed, but also to prioritise that work and to inform local interest groups of the improvements made to the trail.
Further information from Timothy Derbyshire.