Scottish Peak Gets £816,962 Facelift
Perthshire Peak Schiehallion is having a makeover to repair serious erosion damage courtesy of the John Muir Trust
Posted: 10 January 2002
Rugged Scottish beauty Schiehallion
is getting a £816,962 face lift courtesy of the John Muir
Trust, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage.
The Trust, which owns the eastern part of the popular 3,547 ft
mountain, applied for funding for a project to restore the ravages of
thousands of boots, which have reduced the main route to the summit
to a prominent erosion scar.
In addition to path restoration, the funding will also be used for
for woodland restoration and interpretation of the mountain
environment for visitors.
Nigel Hawkins, director of the John Muir Trust says: "The path on
Schiehallion has become one of the ugliest mountain scars in
Scotland. Now with the support of HLF and SNH we are going to
re-align the path up the east ridge of the mountain and set about
restoring the ground that presently carries the path.
"This is a mountain rescue with a difference. This time it
is the mountain itself, rather than a climber or walker, which is
The work is set to begin early this summer and may take up to five
years to complete. For more information on the project see the latest
news section of the JMT
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