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Mountains for People Project: Properties

The Mountains for People project is concentrating on three of the Trust's mountain properties: Arran, Glencoe and Torridon.

Each of the properties' high-level routes has its own particular challenges but the project team, working with highly-skilled third-party contractors, is busy finding the best ways of stabilising the paths while continuing to observe the good practices of the Trust's previous upland path projects.

Using light-touch techniques, and wherever possible building by hand using locally-sourced material, Mountains for People aims to ensure the paths are preserved by providing an enduring solution to the often severe problem of erosion, with the minimum visual impact.

Arran click to view
Severe erosion on the remote, high-altitude paths of North Goatfell and Cir Mhor has been addressed with the help of our Remote Accommodation System (RAS), allowing workers to remain on-site. The use of local contractors has proved most successful here, both reducing the need for travel and providing sustainable employment.

Find out more about Goatfell >

Glencoe click to view
One of the most popular mountain properties, balancing the needs of conservation and visitor experience is crucial. The project is working to restore both the high routes of Coire nan Lochan and Coire Altruim and two great low-level paths: Lairig Eilde and Lairig Gartain.

Find out more about Glencoe >

Torridon click to view
Torridon holds some of the most impressive mountain scenery in Scotland, but also some of the greatest challenges in path repair. Beinn Alligin has been the main focus of the Torridon work and perhaps the greatest challenge yet will be to subtly repair the growing erosion scar on Sgurr Mhor.

Find out more about Torridon >

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