Vi­tal re­pairs start on Ben Ne­vis path

The Oban Times - - News -

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.’

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