Project LP.C2 (2015 - 2017)

Riverside All-Ability Path & Bridge

Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis are nationally important resources for recreation and tourism, as well as providing a valuable community landscape. The core aim of this project was to bring essential infrastructure development to support a more socially inclusive approach to outdoor access: encouraging greater participation and removing barriers.

The project also ensured that a ‘once in a lifetime’ visit to the UK’s highest mountain does not only welcome and provide for the fittest mountaineers. Families, the elderly, less fit and mobility impaired all have a right to be able to enjoy this landscape and engage in suitable outdoor activity.

This project ensured that access infrastructure is of a standard befitting a world class destination, that it is inclusive and built to withstand the pressures of climate change and thousands of visitors. The Glen Nevis Visitor Centre and the associated visitor experience were also enhanced, with a 21st century approach to access bringing environmental, economic and social benefits. The finished path provides opportunities for outdoor activity, education and engagement with the natural environment. It also developed our natural capital and built social inclusion while contributing more generally to people's health and wellbeing.

The Riverside All-Ability Path & Bridge was generously funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Highland Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Rural Development Fund & sportscotland.

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