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OATS Volunteer Maintenance Programme 2024 dates announced

The team at OATS are keen for current volunteers to sign up. They urge all path users who are keen to give something back to the trails they enjoy to give path maintenance volunteering a try.

08 – Carn Ban Mor (Glen Feshie)

29 & 30 – Dubh Loch and Glas Alt – 2 day using bothy at Loch Muick (Balmoral area)

13 & 14 – Stac Polaidh – 2 day using hostel at Ullapool
22 – The Snub/Loch Brandy (Angus Glens)
27 – Bynack Mor (Northern Cairngorms)

10 – Chalamain Gap (Northern Cairngorms)
17 – Cairn Liath (South Cairngorms)
24 – Coire Domhain (Northern Cairngorms)

15 & 16 – Lochnagar/Glen Muick area – 2 day using bothy (Balmoral area)
22nd – Brae Riach/ Sron Na Lairig (Northern Cairngorms)
29th – Beinn A’Ghlo Return (South Cairngorms)

Please note that volunteer day sign-ups close on the Wednesday before the scheduled date. 

For further details on our scheduled volunteer upland path maintenance days, to sign up, and to be added to the volunteer mailing list, please e-mail Ewan Watson, our Activity Projects Officer – [email protected].

Volunteer maintenance days
OATS volunteer maintenance days include 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.

OATS volunteer days give people the chance to get involved and play their part in protecting and enhancing 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.

14 to 18-year-olds are welcome to join in as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult.