Cairngorms Upland Path Audit

Upland Paths Northern Correis

The Upland Path Audit is a culmination of two rounds of evidence gathering and consultation to identify and prioritise the upland paths in the Cairngorms National Park that most require work in order to enhance and protect the upland landscape and heritage to which they give access too.

The first of these was  carried out in 2007/8 under the Cairngorm Upland Path Priorities Assessment (CUPPA) project, to identify all of the promoted routes in the area.

The second was the Cairngorms Upland Path Audit which was carried out during 2008/9.

The path audit was designed to provide an overall assessment of the current condition of the mountain paths in the Cairngorms National Park and as such provides a detailed and prioritised breakdown of costs required to bring the upland path resource to an acceptable standard, such that it can be run onrevenue based activity only. The project will be taken forward with HLF and EU funding applications in the next business plan.  A full copy of the Upland Path Audit is available here (31mb).