After some very speedy volunteer work completed this month, we managed to squeeze in one more day of path maintenance on Ben Nevis!
The Ranger Team from Nevis Landscape Partnership, with the help of some brilliant Friends of Nevis volunteers, have managed to clear almost all the cross drains on the Ben Nevis Mountain Path at least once this summer.
Gradually working our way up, we started at the bottom of the path in May and cleared every drain, culvert, and waterbar up to the Halfway Lochan.
Then, in June, we tackled the far end of the Halfway Lochan, starting at the switch back by John's Wall, and making our way down towards the North Face path - on a rather hot day!
In July we took on some bracken bashing and a Curling Ponds tidy up, but then we were back in August, splitting into two teams that worked from the start of the Halfway Lochan upwards, and Corner 1 downwards - the weather wasn't so kind this time!
And finally, we completed the remaining section with help from the John Muir Trust, working from the Red Burn down to the Halfway Lochan this September!
A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped us this summer, we couldn't have done it without you! The last section we plan on tackling this season will be the Allt a Mhuilinn path - we're joining forces with the Lochaber Trail Association on the 29th of October to clear the crossdrains from the Top Car Park to the CIC Hut.
For a brilliant and rewarding day out on the hill, sign up here - we'd love to see you there!
A huge thank you to Friends of Nevis volunteers Gavin and Mhairi, who joined the Nevis Landscape Partnership Ranger Team, Ellie, Robbie, and 'other' Ellie for a very wet path maintenance day at the Halfway Lochan on Ben Nevis at the end of August!
The group split into two teams, working from Corner 1 downwards to the Red Burn, and the Halfway Lochan upwards towards John's Wall, clearing the cross drains to stop the water from eroding the busy path.
The Team were pretty damp and tired after a proper day out on the hill, only stopping briefly to munch some soggy lunch! Great job gang!
We have plenty more volunteer days and events coming up, like an Invasive Species Removal Day on the 15th of September! Head to the Events section if you'd like to get involved.
The Nevis Landscape Partnership Ranger Team is supported by NatureScot, through the Better Places Fund.
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