Rumbling Bridge Management Plan Public Consultation

Closed 24 Apr 2023

Opened 17 Mar 2023

Feedback updated 3 May 2023

We asked

To help us prepare a new Management Plan for Rumbling Bridge, we asked local residents and visitors how often they used the woods, what they liked to do while they were there, what they liked and disliked about the woods at present and how we might make improvements.  

You said

We received 128 responses to the consultation. Most respondents were local residents and visited the woods on foot.  We received lots of positive feedback about the gorge but there are clearly aspects which could be better. There was useful feedback covering a number of issues including several responses relating to access to and accessibility within the site.                    

We did

All the feedback received will help us to put together a new Management Plan to take us forward to 2028.  In due course, those of you who asked to be kept informed will be consulted again once we've put together a draft Management Plan.


Rumbling Bridge Gorge is an attractive woodland site. The River Devon falls steeply through the gorge at this point and there are fine views of the Devil’s Mill and the Rumbling Bridge itself. A riverside path leads on upstream to the Crook of Devon and there are a number of other paths to explore nearby.

The Rumbling Bridge Management Plan is a new plan and will guide Community Greenspace’s management of the area from 2023 until 2028.

Photograph of the Rumbling Bridge Gorge

Why your views matter

This consultation will contribute to the new Management Plan for Rumbling Bridge.  Your views will help form a list of priority projects and develop the Management Plan.

As land managers we recognise that those who use the area and other stakeholders have knowledge and experience which will help improve our plan so that we can manage the site more effectively. 

The list of priority projects and masterplan make up the overall Management Plan, and will be a flexible tool that may change as priorities shift.  It's designed to assist when applying for funding to make improvements.  Projects might include, new signage and waymarking, path and drainage works, benches, access improvements, and works to enhance the biodiversity of the site.

What happens next

The information collated from this survey will be analysed and used to assist in the next steps of updating the new management plan. There will be more opportunities in the future to give your thoughts and views.

If you would like to get in touch with the Community Greenspace team directly then please email us on


  • Action Partnership Locality - Kinross-shire
  • Ward 8 - Kinross-shire


  • Area Partnerships
  • Community Councils
  • Community Groups/Organisations
  • Environmental Groups
  • Rural Communities
  • Landowners
  • All Residents of Perth and Kinross


  • Landscape Designations
  • Natural Heritage
  • Nature and Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Parks and Green Spaces
  • Tourism and Visitor Attractions
  • Public Space
  • Cycling and Walking