Yesterday was the second adopt a path training day of the year, held at Glenmore, taking new adoptees through the scheme. It was great to meet the new recruits and have more people helping us monitor upland paths. Tim tells us why he wanted to get involved with AAP:
As a Mountain Leader with my own guiding business, the northern Cairngorms has been my office and playground for the past 12 years. I have recently retired but still get out in the hills for fun, and am keen to “put something back”. I’ve always had a great respect for the people who build and maintain the mountain paths, so the Adopt-a-Path volunteer path monitoring scheme seems an ideal way for me to contribute to this. So yesterday I went on one of the volunteer training days – a morning in the classroom at Glenmore Lodge followed by an afternoon walk over Meall a’Bhuachaille, looking at the paths and learning about some of the features we will be checking and monitoring. It was a great day, informative and enjoyable, and I’m really looking forward to being allocated my own section of path to monitor.
Tim Hall, Aviemore.