Trust launches footpath etiquette guide

THE National Trust for Scotland (NTS) has introduced a footpath etiquette guide to help slow down the spread of the coronavirus without eroding the edges of tracks.

The conservation charity has also launched a footpath fund to raise money for repairs.

More than 250 miles of paths in upland areas are maintained by the NTS.

The trust’s guide recommends:

  • step to the side;
  • turn away;
  • wait until they pass;
  • and go on your way.

It has created an online video to demonstrate the steps to walkers:

Bob Brown, upland path manager for the NTS, said: “I know that times are difficult for everyone, but we need your help to ensure our footpaths can withstand the extra boots.”

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