Get hands on to im­prove the paths in our moun­tains

The Oban Times - - Outdoors -

ACROSS Glen Ne­vis and our var­i­ous events, from tree-plant­ing to ar­chae­ol­ogy, one thing is a ne­ces­sity to con­nect you with the out­doors and your ad­ven­ture – paths.

Where would we be with­out them? The en­vi­ron­ment of our moun­tains would cer­tainly be strug­gling and many out­ings sim­ply wouldn’t get started.

With that in mind, how many of you have put a lit­tle back into these paths that take us on these amaz­ing jour­neys across wild land and up our big­gest moun­tain?

Re­cently, we wel­comed vol­un­teers from Na­tional Trust for Scot­land for a week-long work party to look af­ter one of the most fa­mous paths in the coun­try, the Allt a’ Mhuillin, and got some real re­sults.

Peo­ple power is cru­cial to main­tain­ing the out­doors, so why not give it a try? This week­end we’ll be grab­bing our pinch­bars and mat­tocks for a day of re­me­dial work on the up­per part of Ben Ne­vis.

If you feel hill-fit and ready to give the land a hand get your­self signed up to take to the moun­tains with Dougie, paths of­fi­cer, and give a lit­tle back.

We hold path work par­ties on the first Satur­day of ev­ery month. No ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary and train­ing is pro­vided but you will need a good level of fit­ness to tackle un­even ground and moun­tain­ous ter­rain at times.

Get hands on about your land­scape. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.nevis­land­scape.co.uk/ events or call 01397 701088.

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