Suilven is one of the most dramatic and iconic hills of Assynt. Recreational access to the summit of Suilven is having an adverse effect on vegetation and soils along the established access routes. Small sections of the path have deteriorated over the last few years and this process will only continue if the path is not consolidated and protected.

This project aims to upgrade the main approach path to Suilven and repair the erosion caused by recreational access on Suilven itself. The project will create a more durable and sustainable path protecting the landscape from erosion and ensuring visitor’s experiences aren’t adversely affected by an eroded and deteriorating path.

The path will be repaired to an appropriate condition in keeping with the wild, rugged landscape of Assynt and create a more sustainable path line, helping to ensure walkers enjoy their experiences on Suilven and that the area continues to be considered a desirable and highly regarded destination for hill walking. The project will also demonstrate how major path restoration work in a wild landscape can be undertaken sensitively and appropriately and not create an overly engineered path out of keeping with the environment.

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Learning The Way!

By Katrina Martin, CALLP Education Manager (Job Share) Ever since I stepped into the role of Education Manager for the Outdoor & Woodland Learning Project I have been excited at

We’ve ‘Done’ Suilven

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust I look at my watch, it’s 5.30pm and it’s still a long walk back to Glencanisp from

The Final Push

Guest blog by commissioned photographer, Chris Puddephatt Only a few days left now; the whole project is nearing completion. Time has flown. Scary. At the beginning of this season I

Groundhog Day

Guest blog by commissioned photographer, Chris Puddephatt After several attempts to contact Alec the team leader by phone (mine was playing up, and his had no signal at all…. modern

Suilven photobook available for download

Following the success of the Suilven Path project’s blog posts last year, the project’s lead Chris Goodman of John Muir Trust made the blog posts into a wonderful photobook. Due

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 4:28pm

We were delighted to join the #ThanksToYou campaign this year and hold a Coigach and Assynt themed free quiz night for #NationalLottery players. Our event was one of hundreds across the country included in the campaign to say Thank you to...

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeSaturday, December 8th, 2018 at 5:12pm

Final countdown to our #ThanksToYou Quiz night tonight at Coigach Community Hall! Doors open 7:30pm, free entry with a National Lottery ticket or £2 otherwise, under 16s free with an adult, and remember it's BYOB!

Bring your own drinks, we've...

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeWednesday, December 12th, 2018 at 12:42pm

Happy #InternationalMountainDay! #DYK @coigachassynt is one of the largest landscape-scale restoration projects in Europe covering over 635km² https://t.co/Wa0SlDGoHF

#NationalLottery #HLFsupported

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 1:19pm

It's #InternationalMountainDay so here's what @JohnMuirTrust have been up to with the Suilven Path Repair Project over the last 2 years https://t.co/l3xjAvyKMo #HLFSupported @nature_scot @AssyntFndn