Few things are as tough as mountains, yet it’s vital these environments receive our care and protection.
We care for over 270 miles of mountain footpaths opening 187,800 acres of glorious Scottish landscape to the public. We try to work with the lightest of touches, by hand or helicopter to avoid heavy machinery where possible, and use locally sourced materials. It is our aim to make minimal visual impact while ensuring the safety of our visitors, and to protect the land from erosion.
On Ben Lawers, a National Nature Reserve, important environmental conservation work includes upgrading and maintenance of footpaths which requires airlifts of stone and gravel, import of stone, and high-altitude work by a Mountain Path Team over the period of two months.