The development and management of trails gives people access to wonderful natural environments and promotes outdoor activity and exercise. Planning a trail is a complex process which needs to consider the needs of stakeholders, minimises the impact on the environment, has clear, concise signage that doesn’t create visual pollution, along with many other factors.

We account for all those factors when we develop a plan for the development or maintenance of a trail, engaging stakeholders and setting responsive actions to get the project finished.

As a result, we have been involved in many trail projects, delivering better quality trails which cater for changing trends, the growth of cycling, and which make trails more useful as year-round attractions.

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My primary role is to manage the team at Xyst’s Napier office and to assist our other consultants to bring innovative, best practice solutions for our clients. I have deep knowledge across the ke...
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