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Volunteer Path Maintenance Programme 2023 

The second round of dates for the volunteer path maintenance programme have been announced, a combination of Mondays, Tuesdays, and Sundays. For further details on our scheduled volunteer upland maintenance days, to sign up, and to be added to the volunteer mailing list, please e-mail Shona Irvine, our Activity Projects Manager – [email protected].

Please note that sign-ups close on the Wednesday prior to the event. More dates will be added in the coming weeks.

OATS volunteer maintenance days include upland path maintenance and erosion control, and other practical conservation work. Volunteers work alongside experienced people, learning techniques that enhance their practical conservation skills, and increase their knowledge of the natural and cultural heritage of our mountains. Volunteer days give people the chance to get involved and play their part to protect and enhance upland habitats in a fun and welcoming environment. All you need is good general fitness and experience in the outdoors, tools are provided and no prior path work experience is required. To find out more about path and habitat maintenance volunteering with OATS click here


Monday 24th Cairngorm area

Tuesday 25th Chalamain Gap to Braeriach


Wednesday 16th  Bynack Mor (FULL)

Tuesday 22nd – Morrone path, Braemar (FULL)

Tuesday 29th August – Glen Clova area


Monday 4th – Cairngorm/ Glen Feshie area

Tuesday 5th – Cairngorm/ Glen Feshie area

Monday 11 – Beinn a Ghlo

Monday 18th – Braemar/ Balmoral area

Tuesday 19th – Braemar/ Balmoral area


Monday 16th – Cairngorm/ Glen Feshie area (FULL)

Monday 23rd – (FULL)

Tuesday 24th – (FULL)


Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped out with path maintenance so far this year:

April Monday 03 Dubh Loch- Tuesday 04 Coire Cash and Broad Cairn – Monday 10 Carn Ban Mor, Sunday 16 Mayar, Monday 17 The Snub and Loch Brandy.

May Monday 08 Lairig Ghru – Sunday 14 Dreish, Glen Clova (Cancelled) – Monday 15 Beinn a Ghlo

June Monday 05 Jocks road from Glen Callater, Braemar – Tuesday 06 Glen Callater to Lochnagar path – Monday 12 Bynack Mor

July Monday 03 Cairngorm Plateau – Tuesday 04 Lairig an Laoigh/Bynack Mor – Sunday 09 Glas Allt Path, Balmoral – Monday 10 Broad Cairn