Vital repairs start on Ben Nevis path
VITAL work is under way to stabilise more than three kilometres of the Ben Nevis mountain path.
The repairs on part of the track between Achintee and St John’s Wall on Britain’s highest summit will take three years to complete, as part of a £1 million project between Nevis Landscape Partnership, Heritage Lottery Fund, Scottish Natural Heritage and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
The first phase of improvements will end in March next year to avoid the busy summer period and walkers have been asked to consider alternative routes up the Ben during this period, including starting from the North Face car park.
Lizzie Cooper of Nevis Landscape Partnership said: ‘ We are extremely grateful to our funders for their commitment to the repair and upgrading of the Ben Nevis path.
‘It will make a huge difference to this mountain route and help reduce erosion.’