Work begins on new lamp-lit pedestrian walkway

Dalkeith Country Park invests £260,000 to create a safe, lit-up pedestrian walkway from Dalkeith town into the heart of the estate.

Dalkeith Country Park has been granted planning permission for a footpath and lights project designed to create safer pedestrian access through the estate from the town of Dalkeith.

The work will begin on August 19 and last approximately six weeks. This £260,000 investment will provide visitors to the estate a well-lit walking route into its heart, direct from the town of Dalkeith and its wider public transport network.

Approximately 660 metres in length, the new path comprises 21 energy efficient LED Victoriana-style lampposts chosen to be in-keeping with Dalkeith Country Park’s overall aesthetic and the existing historic lights at the park’s entrance.

It will run from Dalkeith’s Town Gate entrance down to the estate’s accessible Laundry House car park and the 18th century stableyard that houses Restoration Yard’s store, restaurant and Wellbeing Lab. Square timber bollards, sympathetic to the woodland landscape, will separate the path from the estate’s Town Gate vehicle access road.

Remko Plooij, managing director at Dalkeith Country Park explains:

“It has long been our ambition to create a safe, well-lit path from Dalkeith town into the park. Projects like this take a long time to come to fruition so we are excited that the works are beginning so soon and this pathway will be in place in time for our Spectacle of Light experience and all our other exciting Christmas events this December.

“We’re continuing to look at ways to improve the visitor experience of the park and its offering, particularly our loyal local visitors. This project is part of our commitment to maintain this historic estate for generations to come to enjoy. We are also delighted to be working with local companies to achieve this safe walkway.”

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