1 OCTOBER 2014NEWS RELEASE No: 16381
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Forestry Commission Scotland has completed £230,000 of path upgrade work along the West Highland Way at Loch Lomond-side.
Repair work has focussed on eroded sections of path near the Commission’s Sallochy campsite, and has included general work to improve drainage and surface quality on other sections.
The work is part of a larger, £750,000 programme to upgrade paths that are on the national forest estate within the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.
Will Huckerby, the Commission’s Communities, Recreation and Tourism manager said:
“Thousands of people walk these paths every year, either enjoying them in their own right, as part of a stay at our Sallochy campsite or as part of a longer haul trek along the whole West Highland Way.
“That level of footfall can cause a fair bit of damage and if the experience is to keep its magic, it’s important that we keep the trails in good condition. We want walkers enjoying these sections to experience the magnificent views of the stunning landscape and not have to spend their time watching where they place their feet!
“This is money well spent and I’m sure that visitors will appreciate the effort to improve their experience.”
Work was carried out avoiding peak periods of path use to minimise any risk to visitors.
Notes to Editors
1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment & Forestry Directorate www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland
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3. Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh gnàth-shìde. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland
4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Media Officer, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590