Welcoming the Drumlean Estate access ruling

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority has won a legal appeal against the Drumlean Estate, which will ensure walkers and others can exercise responsible access within the estate - which sits between Loch Ard and Ben Venue.

You can read more about the case here.

Brendan Paddy, director of Ramblers Scotland, welcomed the result, saying: “This excellent ruling ensures walkers, cyclists and others can make the most of the countryside around Ben Venue and Loch Ard – including the beautiful Drumlean Estate.

“We welcome the national park’s efforts to secure this result, which serves as an important reminder that landowners using locked gates, high fences and prohibitive signs to block responsible access should be a thing of the past.

“We believe it is vital that authorities always challenge attempts to block walkers, campers or other recreational users – so that everyone can enjoy the health and social benefits of Scotland’s wonderful outdoors.”