Aberdeenshire Disability Active Pathway Trails (ADAPT)
ADAPT stands for Aberdeenshire Disability Active Pathway Trails, and the project was set up as part of the National Lottery-funded programme Active Futures, aimed at encouraging and supporting young people aged 16-25 to get active and healthy. ADAPT was run by Aberdeenshire Disability Sport, and partners were Aberdeenshire Council, Forestry Commission Scotland and Reforesting Scotland.
Reforesting Scotland's Hugh Fife led groups of disabled young people on walks in the woods of the area, and advised land managers on potential access improvements. The ADAPT project was launched at Bennachie near Inverurie in Aberdeenshire in 2006, and visits took place every few weeks until 2008.
Reforesting Scotland's access and inclusion work continues to go from strength to strength, via the Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise, and the expertise gained over the years is available on a consultancy basis.