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Footpaths appeal declared success

Posted 4 January 2011
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Footpaths appeal declared success
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An appeal to raise funds for footpath maintenance by the National Trust for Scotland has been declared a success, something that may be welcomed by those heading for its land in their walking boots.

Its Sole Trading appeal raised £140,000 in 2010, the body noted, more than it hoped to get.

Commenting on this, direct marketing manager Amy Gunn said: "Thanks to generous donations from companies, charitable foundations and individuals, not only did we reach our target for 2010, we've exceeded it."

Such funds will be used to help maintain paths in locations such as Glencoe, Kintail, Ben Lawers and the Isle of Arran, with the trust's land including 46 of Scotland's 283 Munros, while its mountain paths total 394 miles in length.

Those visiting Scotland may be keen on walking along some of the core footpaths created in the Cairngorms since it gained national park status.

Writing in the Herald, outdoors expert Cameron McNeish said complaints these have not been instigated are wide of the mark and has recommended a route this week in the Badenoch area.

He noticed there is a very good path now in place between the villages of Lynchat and Newtonmore.