Before Covid, the GDI began a project to look at creating a cycleway/footpath running west from Gatehouse to link with the communities and businesses along the A75 which were essentially inaccessible other than by car. There is no footpath alongside the A75, unpleasant as that would be even if there were, and it is not a road to be safely cycled on, certainly not by the faint-hearted. The feeling was that an off road path for both pedestrians and cyclists was the way forward.
Through the SUSTRANS Places for Everyone scheme, the GDI applied for and were awarded funding to properly assess this project and to appoint a consultant to help with preparing a feasibility study and assess possible routes for the track. The project is now looking for input from the community and invites all to fill in a short online survey to indicate levels of interest in this. The survey is available here: https://tinyurl.com/GatehouseCycleway