It’s Up To Us! – An Teallach, Scotland

The Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland is a ground-breaking environmental charity promoting sustainable public access: building and repairing paths, mountain habitats and trailhead facilities that satisfy the needs of the public, landowners and communities, while conserving and protecting the country’s natural heritage.

An Teallach’s deep corries, sheer cliffs and jagged ridge were fashioned in the last ice age. It has outstanding examples of glacial and periglacial landforms and supports a variety of upland heath and grassland habitats with nationally rare plant species. Through this project, Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland and project partners Mountaineering Scotland, will bring together those who care for mountains and conservation to help fix the erosion scars on the An Teallach Site of Special Scientific Interest,  through path restoration using natural local rock materials. The 1250m of upland path and 1300m of light touch path works will protect the hill from further loss of biodiversity and allow habitat recovery in the eroded area.  The project will use habitat restoration techniques to recover 4.95 acres of the lost upland peatland habitats.

With many thanks to EOCA member Mont Blanc Treks, which helped raise money for this project during Earth Day 2024.