Press release issued 20th December 2016
SCOTLAND’s National Parks mountain paths are being given a serious overhaul with more than 24km of paths having been restored this year and another 100km of repairs planned over the next three and a half years.
With some of the most impressive landscapes, historic towns and unique wildlife, it’s no wonder that Scotland’s two National Parks play host to over 5.5 million visitors each year. But huge numbers of visitors (and the Scottish weather!) comes at a price – the erosion of mountain paths and the destruction of nearby habitats.
Since we started the main delivery of The Mountains & The People project in April this year, volunteers have played a massive role in the work we have done. Volunteers have come from far and wide to help conserve the natural heritage of Scotland's National Parks and we've managed to achieve some great things.
This weekend a group of hardy volunteers braved the freezing temperatures to undertake some general maintenance of the Falls of Bruar circular route. This popular path needed this important work completing before the winter weather really sets in and we were happy to help.
On Wednesday 16th November a group of 8 volunteers came out to help fix a popular walking route through the Torphantrick Woods on the Glen Tanar Estate. We repaired 3 seperate sections of path each with difference issues.