NEW INITIATIVE FROM MACS ADVENTURE – GIVING BACK TO HELP MAINTAIN & RESTORE OUR PATHS
Leading self-guided adventure specialist operator Macs Adventure has announced a new initiative working with organisations on two of their most popular walking routes, The West Highland Way and the South West Coast Path. Recognising the rising costs to maintain these paths and to help ensure their future sustainability, Macs Adventure will donate £5 for every customer who travels along these routes in 2023.
Commenting Macs Adventure founder Neil Lapping said, “As we celebrate our 20th year, we’re really proud to be collaborating with the West Highland Way and South West Coast Path Association to support restoration of their pathways. We appreciate the joy that these routes give to thousands of walkers every year and that maintaining these paths is crucial to keep them for future generations. For every Macs Adventure customer who travels on these paths, we’ll be donating £5 to help the West Highland Way Management Group support and maintain the West Highland Way and the South West Coast Path Association with the upkeep of the South West Coast Path.”
In Scotland, The West Highland Way is now established as the most popular long-distance walk and Macs Adventure is the largest operator on the route, with exceptional knowledge of its paths, people and places. This donation of £5 per customer will help to support and maintain the 96 miles of path along the West Highland Way as well as the bridges, gates, signage and drainage to help protect its condition which is regularly hampered by the Scottish weather and the increasing number of severe weather events.
Sue Hilder, Chair of the West Highland Way Management Group said, “The West Highland Way is Scotland’s best-loved long distance route but there are challenges in keeping such a popular route maintained, including increased costs of materials and the need for specialist labour skills. We are grateful for this additional support which will help ensure the route can be enjoyed by walkers for years to come.”