Bla Bheinn path repairs almost complete
Work began on repairing the Bla Bheinn path at the end of September when specialist contractor Upland Access spending a week bagging up 110
Work began on repairing the Bla Bheinn path at the end of September when specialist contractor Upland Access spending a week bagging up 110 tonnes of stone from nearby boulder fields and preparing the site ready for the airlift. The airlift of stone went ahead in mid October, with blustery weather creating quite challenging flying conditions for the pilot.
Despite torrential rain at times, Upland Access has made good progress on the work with the majority of the stone work now completed. Work is still on target to be finished by Christmas provided extreme rain or snow doesn’t delay operations.
Upland Access is constructing the stone features (steps and cross drains) in a style that is more ‘organic’ and less formal, so that the work blends in more with the natural surroundings and reduces the feel of it being man made, urbanised or sanitised. It's also using the loose cobble and scree that’s been exposed by the erosion to create natural looking scree patches which help define the line of the path and, again, blend it in with the surroundings.
Our Wild Ways Path Fund has helped make this work possible. Thank you to everyone who has donated, so far.