Why we need the Footpath Fund?
Imagine thousands of pairs of walking boots carving a path to the summit.
Add driving rain, heavy snow and unrelenting wind. The result is a scarred and barren landscape.
The National Trust for Scotland relies on membership subscriptions and donations to care for the places in our protection. Our mountains are loved by so many, yet cared for by so few. We need more people to support our work by donating and volunteering to ensure the long-term care of Scotland’s mountains. And that’s why we need the Footpath Fund.
The Footpath Fund raises money specifically for mountain conservation. Your donation will only be spent on path repair projects at the spectacular properties under our protection.
Ben Lomond, Ben Lawers, Grey Mare’s Tail, Torridon, Kintail, West Affric, Goatfell, Glencoe and Mar Lodge Estate.
Your gift could buy:
£18 will buy 3 single-use helicopter bags so we can fly materials to remote sites
£25 will pay for 1 metre of path to be maintained using ’light-touch’ non-intrusive techniques
£150 will pay for 1 metre of path to be hand-built in native Scottish stone
£200 will help get a water supply to remote locations so the restoration work can begin
£700 will buy 1 hour of helicopter flying to get vital materials and supplies to remote locations