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12 November 2020 / BBC News / Kevin Keane

Covid in Scotland: Social distancing could wreck mountain footpaths

Mt. Ben Lomand

A surge in the popularity of hillwalking during this year's coronavirus pandemic has seen daily visitor numbers at Ben Lomond grow from 1,000 on a normal sunny weekend to around 2,000. Walkers leaving official paths to avoid other people is causing hillside erosion and damage to vegetation.

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