Wild Ways Path Appeal

It costs thousands of pounds to repair and maintain paths in the places we all love. We need your support for this vital work.

The ways we walk

Paths offer us routes to adventure and ways to unwind, but it’s easy to take them for granted. Increasing footfall and rainfall can turn these paths into deep scars. Without the funds to manage our impact, these beautiful places don't have the chance to recover.

Thank you to those who have already made a donation towards our path work, but each year we need further support. Give something back to the places you love.

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The ways we work

We repair and maintain 120km of paths, from the coastal trails of Skye and Sandwood to world famous mountain routes on Ben Nevis, Bla Bheinn and Schiehallion. Our pre-emptive approach to maintenance keeps trails wild and costs low. We need to continue this work, in all weathers, year in and year out.

Our pathwork is funded entirely from donations. A monthly direct debit is the most valuable way to help, as it allows us to better plan this vital work year on year, but we welcome any support you can give. Please donate now.

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Wild ways in wild places

Last year, we officically completed a £200,000 project with the Assynt Foundation to carry out repairs on the dramatic Suilven, while in 2016, your donations allowed the Trust to quickly repair the Steall Gorge path in Glen Nevis after a major rockfall. In 2020, we'll be continuing a programme of path repairs and improvements on Schiehallion, following a successful fundraising appeal.

Read the latest news for the Trust's Wild Ways projects.

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Your support will help:

- care for and maintain paths through wild places for the adventurer in us all
- protect fragile plants, animals and soils from erosion and disturbance
- deliver local employment and over 600 hours training a year to volunteers, students and conservation groups
- assist local communities in places like Knoydart and Assynt with their path repairs
- provide a fast response to repair paths after unexpected damage such as rockfalls

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How your gift could help

£4 per month will maintain two metres of upland path
£20 will repair up to 20 metres of coastal trail
£50 could buy and transport half a tonne of path materials
£200 will replant 20 metres of heather moorland along an eroded path

You can also text PATH to 70085 to donate £5. (This costs £5 plus a standard rate message cost. You can give any amount up to £20 by texting PATH followed by the number you wish to donate, e.g. PATH10)