Footpaths at Torridon
With some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Scotland, and home to five of the Trust’s 46 Munros, Torridon is a magnet for hikers, geologists, and naturalists. Standing at 3,230 feet, Beinn Alligin lies to the north of Loch Torridon and is composed mainly of Torridonian sandstone dating back 750 million years. Urgent work will be undertaken to reduce the erosion of the ridge; decades of walkers across sensitive vegetation have exposed the loose soil to the harsh Scottish elements, and the path is much wider than it should be. Sensitive draining and consolidation work along the length of the ridge will reduce the width of the damage zone, help natural regeneration, reduce erosion, and continue access for walkers. The work will also lessen the impression of human activity on this wild and remote ridge line.