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 to the high cost of printing them we only have a small number of copies available to read which are located at: Suileag bothy, Glencanisp Lodge, Assynt Leisure Centre and

Sometimes things just don’t work out

Guest blog by commissioned photographer, Chris Puddephatt Mid-July and I hear that work has resumed in the gully up to the summit ridge, whilst the path across the peat must be almost finished. I’m keen to meet up with the “upper team” that I first saw on that cold foggy day; well over a year ago now. Before I head

Rant

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust I’ve been looking over the work on the steep north side of Suilven that was completed last year. The team worked on two sections, one halfway up the slope where the path had become a steep loose scree shoot and at the bealach where a broad gully

Working on the Path

Guest Blog by path worker, Mark O’Brien To have the privilege to be able to work in such an amazing place really is the best thing about building the Suilven path. I’ve always had an attachment to Glencanisp since I first arrived that spring in 2014. Now I’m getting the chance to watch it change over the season; all the

Experienced designer wanted for Suilven Path project interpretation work

Experienced designer needed to develop and produce interpretation board(s) for the honesty shop at Glencanisp The Assynt Foundation (AF) and John Muir Trust (JMT) are working together through the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) Scheme to repair and upgrade the path to the community owned hill – Suilven. This is a two year project (2017-2018) and we are

Volunteers

Guest blog by commissioned photographer, Chris Puddephatt Apparently they were! Nine o’clock meet at Glencanisp for the familiar walk up to the renovation site; this time I know everyone except Jacob, who had come all the way from the Netherlands. I’ve never seen it so dry; our boots are dusty from the desiccated track; the burn is hardly flowing at

What Did The Path Workers Ever Do For Us?

Guest blog by commissioned photographer, Chris Puddephatt Apart from making it easier to walk and navigate safely to the top of a mountain, whilst protecting the environment and allowing the damaged bits to regenerate? The 2018 season of path restoration is well underway by the time I’m able to visit. About a third of the 300 bags of stone and

Suilven – Not Quite in the Bag

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust It’s all very well having best laid plans, but the Assynt weather has no regard for them. 300 tonnes of gravel and stone, all bagged up and ready to go, were due to be helicoptered out to the path this week to provide the foundations and building

Suilven – The Second Phase

Guest blog by Chris Goodman, Path Project Officer for the John Muir Trust It’s been the snowiest Winter for a few years in the North West Highlands and last year’s work on the Suilven path has been buried under drifts for several prolonged spells. It’s been exposed to frost heave, snow melt and heavy rain but has survived everything Winter

On Age

Guest blog by Mandy Haggith, Director of Assynt Foundation. In Assynt we are very proud that our mountain, Suilven, has a starring role in a new feature film, Edie, the main character of which is an 80-something woman played by Sheila Hancock. In a lovely interview in the Herald (see here) she makes out that this is a somewhat senior

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