Walker alert: Steall Gorge path closure
Necessary repairs to the Steall Gorge path are due to take place from Thursday August 26 to Friday September 3.
Following serious damage to the path, the John Muir Trust will close the Steall Gorge path while repairs are carried out.
During this time ACT Heritage will be on site carrying out the much-needed repairs with the assistance of Skyhook Helicopters, which will be flying in rock for repairs on Friday August 27.
It’s said the operation is complex and requires skilled contractors to deal with the difficult terrain and logistics of repairing a path in such a wild spot.
Alison Austin, the John Muir Trust Nevis Property Manager, said: “The damage to the footpath is extensive and a team of specialist contractors will be on site to rebuild a number of stone revetments, which support the narrow path and maintain access to this magnificent wild spot.
“Unfortunately, this work has forced us to close the path during these repairs, but we are working flat out to make sure the work is carried out as speedily as possible. Apologies for the inconvenience the closure will cause.
“The work to restore safety on the Steall Gorge path is expected to be expensive, and comes at a time when we are embarking on other major footpath restoration projects on upper Ben Nevis.”
To support the Trust’s Wild Ways footpath repairs, visit johnmuirtrust.org./wildways.