Cairngorms Adopt a Path Scheme

COAT NEWSLETTER – 1st Edition

COAT Newsletter – 1st Edition We have trialled a Newsletter as a way of updating our Affiliate Members, Donors, Public Bodies and all who are interested in our work in Outdoors Access.   This is a 1st Edition and we would welcome any positive feedback and/or constructive criticism, whether it is worthwhile and, how could it […]...

New Volunteers Adopting Paths in the Cairngorms

Welcome to our 10 new Path Adopters and welcome back to three existing volunteers who attended 3 training days on CairnGorm Mountain Ltd and Mar Lodge Estate during May and June. Three excellent days out on the hill with enough time to discuss path condition surveying as well as appreciate the flora and fauna of the areas.Thanks to Nic Bullivant, Peter […]...

Cairngorms Mountain Heritage Project

An upland project for the North and West Cairngorms The Cairngorm Mountain Heritage Project is a 4 year £2.1m initiative to repair upland paths in the Highland Cairngorms, develop training, volunteering interpretation and to engage the public in supporting this type of work.  The project receives substantial grants from the European Regional Development Fund and […]...

Maintenance Programme 2013

Upland Access Ltd have been travelling the length and breadth of the Cairngorms National Park working on our 2013 Maintenance Programme. This year the maintenance contractor has had the benefit of survey reports from our Cairngorms Adopt a Path volunteers giving them vital intelligence as to what maintenance requires done and where. We’ll be reviewing the […]...

UPAG Site Visit to Braeriach & the RAS

It was a great, if windy, day for the Upland Path Advisory Group visit, taking in the Remote Accommodation System and three work sites on Braeriach. It was an excellent opportunity to share different approaches to pathwork and working with volunteers with organisations from across the UK. Thanks to all who came and the contractors working […]...

Volunteer opportunities to help manage mountain paths

The Cairngorms Adopt-a-Path Scheme (CAPS) is a response to an identified need to maintain mountain paths in the Cairngorms. Volunteers are being recruited to help manage the paths and ensure that money spent on maintenance is targeted and effective. Working with the North East Mountain Trust, COAT has developed a scheme that allows volunteers to […]...

Cairngorm Mountain Heritage Project

The CMHP is picking up the pace for the upcoming summer 2011 “pathwork” season. Contracts are already underway on Cairngorm plateau, with contractor Upland Access ltd carrying out “light touch works” from the summit down to the path junction to 1141m. This technique consists of realigning and placing existing boulders to create a defined route […]...