The South Loch Ness Trail Project
The Lovat is assisting Visit Loch Ness, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) to gather additional money for their visitor projects. This is called the Loch Ness Voluntary Payback Scheme (VPS).
When you book online, you can opt to pay £1.00 or more to feed this fund.
To find out more about the Loch Ness Voluntary Payback Scheme, call us on 01456 490000.
Initially all money collected under the Loch Ness Voluntary Payback Scheme (VPS) will be channelled into the South Loch Ness Trail Project. This is an ambitious project which will connect up existing trails and build new trails along the south of Loch Ness. Ultimately, it will create one continuous trail that extends from Loch Tarff near Fort Augustus to Inverness – right across the length of Loch Ness.
When completed, the new trail will open up for visitors and locals alike so they can enjoy some of the most wild and beautiful landscapes around Loch Ness. The project has received European and Highland Council funding, which will provide the trail and basic signage required. To make it more accessible for everyone to enjoy, they also want to tell the story of South Loch Ness along the trail, through interpretative signage. It is for this element of the project that all VPS funds collected will be allocated.
They hope in the coming year to extend the project to:
- Improving visitor information
- Improving signage around Loch Ness
- Improving access to the loch and viewpoints
- Improving visitor management facilities, like the provision of litter bins
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