With your support we can repair damage to our mountains and plan ongoing maintenance to our mountain paths. To make an online donation to the work of Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust click on the donate button below
The Cairngorm mountains are a place of incredible natural beauty and diversity. This area attracts visitors from all over the world. Almost all the paths are now suffering from some level of erosion. The erosion is caused in part by walkers, the Scottish climate and a lack of resources to carry out essential footpath maintenance.
COAT can plan the on-going maintenance and upkeep of mountain paths. Without regular maintenance footpath erosion can become severe and access becomes restricted. In some cases mountains now bear deep and very wide erosion scars. A maintenance programme that repairs stonework and re-surfaces paths will consolidate erosion and encourage re-vegetation.
We need your donations to ensure our environment is protected for the future. COAT currently spends up to £1/2m per year restoring mountain footpaths of which £52,000 per year is spent maintaining our 145 km mountain network.
The maintenance of our mountain footpaths is becoming more important as visitor numbers increase and outdoor activities become more popular. It is vital that this programme of maintenance continues to protect our mountains.
Make a regular gift and we will keep you up to date with our work. Each supporter will receive an annual newsletter with information about events, volunteering opportunities, current projects and developments. Please download our Mountain Path Appeal Leaflet for more information.