Falkland Estate's Maspie Den
We love this landscape and we love welcoming people to the Estate. As the charity who looks after the pathways and woodlands, we are out and about on a daily basis, working with our volunteers to maintain the paths, pick up litter and check that everything is safe and the biodiversity is protected.
A beautiful walk facing challenges
If you've been to Falkland Estate, the chances are you'll have walked up the Maspie Den, through the dark tunnel, over the bridges and ducked behind the Yad waterfall. It's such a special place. However, over the years natural erosion combined with increased footfall and heavier than normal rainfalls are taking their toll. We need to restore the paths now before it's too late.
Our team is working away at the lower Maspie path and have made significant progress with protecting and restoring the pathway.
The photo below shows one of our volunteers helping to create a better drainage system.
However, the upper pathway is both too challenging and technical so we need to bring in outside contractors and specialists to help.
The photo below shows the pathway erosion around the Yad waterfall.
The amount needed
We need to raise around £74000 but the good news is we've already secured £56000! Grant applications are in process for some of the remainder but we are looking for your help to crowdfund for £5000.
Why we need to raise this money
Falkland Estate remains committed to open free access. Many estates charge for access to designed landscapes but we have not gone down this route. However, it means as a charity we rely on goodwill and generating funds for big projects such as these.
What we will achieve together
With the money raised we will be able to appoint the specialist contractors we need, making the pathways safe, stabilising the gorge and ensuring that we give the biodiversity the ability to grow and flourish for the long-term.
Rewards and donations
If you can help please donate. We have a great range of rewards on offer for pledging including travel mugs, tree planting, cups of coffee and weekends away.
The team at the Centre for Stewardship
Some of our rewards...