Continual boots and wheels, plus Scottish weather, can be hard on paths. Every year hundreds of thousands of pounds are spent on upland path maintenance and restoration work. Research has also shown that above 600m, vegetation may never naturally recover from damage.
Alongside contributing to fundraising for this work, there are many ways you can help which cost you absolutely nothing:
Contact us if you find a path suffering from serious erosion with a grid reference and a photo, this can help us identify where repairs are needed.
OATS, the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland is one of the principal organisations working to combat path erosion in Scotland's mountains and elsewhere.
Find out more about them at www.outdooraccesstrustforscotland.org.uk/ and learn how you can volunteer to assist with their path work.