The public could be banned forever from one of Edinburgh’s most historic and popular footpaths.
A walking charity and Highland Council are taking a wealthy landowner to court in a legal case to stop the closure of a “historic and important path” that locals say has existed for generations.
Ramblers Scotland said North Chesthill Estate in Glenlyon, which is home to four Munros, has ”long been notorious amongst walkers.
The Scottish Government should buy up, break up and sell off large forestry estates to diversify woodland ownership, experts are recommending.
Landowners have been urged to remove locked gates and a fence on paths at Loch Na Bo Estate, near Lhanbryde, by Moray Council and others. The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society (ScotWays) and walking charity, Ramblers Scotland, said the estate had “ignored” its duty to ensure access rights.
The former leader of Highland Council has accused a wealthy landowner of breaching outdoor access legislation by locking gates on walking routes, used for generations.
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