Caution to walkers after partial collapse of Glen Nevis path

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As Glen Nevis gears up for a busy summer season, conservation charity John Muir Trust (JMT) has issued a caution to walkers after part of the popular Steall Gorge path collapsed.

The popular footway, which runs from the end of the Glen Nevis Road to Steall Falls, was heavily damaged on Saturday June 26.

According to JMT, which looks after the path and the land surrounding it, the track is still passable with care. Temporary repair work has been carried out, but major maintenance work will be necessary later in the season.

The collapse occurred about 200 metres before the Gorge opens out on to Steall meadows. It has led to considerable damage to the edge, and loss of revetment stone.

The charity estimates about 15 to 20 tonnes of stone will be needed to repair the popular path and the work will require the support of a helicopter. Work is expected to begin sometime in August, and will take around two weeks, during which time the path will be closed to walkers.

Anyone wishing to donate to support path repair can do so at
www.johnmuirtrust.org/wildways