Make sure the next generation can follow in YOUR footsteps
By choosing to run the Glencoe Marathon in aid of the National Trust for Scotland, you can help to protect the trails under your feet on Saturday 1st October.
The National Trust for Scotland’s footpaths have to withstand Scotland’s temperamental climate of rain, frost, snow, gales, floods and even blazing sunshine that dries and crumbles the soil around our paths. Many thousands of walkers, runners and cyclists enjoy these paths every year, leading us into adventure and safely home again. But without dedicated care and attention, these footpaths would become eroded and scar the landscape, leading to irreversible damage on Scotland’s magnificent mountains.
With your support we can ensure Glencoe and so many more of Scotland’s incredible spaces and places, and the wildlife we share them with, are protected now and for everyone who follows in your footsteps.
As well as Glencoe, the National Trust for Scotland care for over 270 miles of upland paths which opens up 187,800 acres of glorious Scottish landscape. The Upland Path Team try to work with the lightest of touches, by hand or helicopter to avoid heavy machinery where possible, and using locally sourced materials. It is the Trust’s aim to make minimal visual impact but to ensure the safety of our visitors and to protect the land from erosion.
Whatever you are able to donate or raise in sponsorship, you will be making a real difference.
· £24 helps to buy helps to buy three single-use helicopter bags so the Trust can fly materials to remote sites.
· £48 will help to care for over 4 feet of footpath.
· £54 helps pay for one and half yards of path built in native Scottish stone.
All donations are greatly appreciated, and support the Trust’s vital work every step of the way.
Visit nts.org.uk/campaign/footpath-fund to find out more and VMG to make a donation, or set up a Virgin Money Giving page in aid of the National Trust for Scotland, and start fundraising!