Despite a cold wet start to the day a great turn out of 26 willing volunteers assembled at the Ben Nevis Highland Visitor Centre for this years Friends of Nevis Autumn Litter Pick and Curling Ponds Clear Up.
With the large turn out the lower Glen was comprehensively covered including the Ben Nevis Mountain Path up to the top of Heart Attack and also paths and car parks in the upper glen.
A welcome lunch of hot soup and sandwiches was provided at the midday meet up at Braveheart.
The event was a great success with several bags of rubbish being removed from the environment. The rubbish varied from remains of an abandoned tent to the usual collection of wipes, nappies, wrappers etc. It wasn't all rubbish that was being spotted however and it was a privilege to watch an otter hunting in the shallows of the river Nevis from the vantage point of the Youth Hostel bridge. One positive observation was that the efforts of this years Seasonal Nevis Ranger Team could be seen in terms of a reduction in quantity of rubbish being encountered.
A huge thankyou to all the volunteers who turned out, to Kirstie, Fiona, Claire and Hughie who did a brilliant job of organising and to the Highland Council, The Ben Nevis Highland Centre and Nevis Landscape Partnership for supporting the event.
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