Conflict 5: Farmers and Hillwalkers at Auchlean, Glen Feshie
- Nature of Conflict:
- Glen Feshie is a popular access route to many of the eastern Cairngorms eg Sgor Gaoith and hillwalkers need access across land that is used for hill sheep farming. Some walkers may leave gates open, damage stone walls or allow dogs off their leads and they may scare the sheep.
- Public education measures are frequently used here. Signs warn walkers of times in the year when sheep may be lambing and ask them to take special care at these times. Signs also ask walkers to close gates and remain on the paths until they are on the higher land.
- Public are free to enjoy walking/ cycling and picnicking in safety in certain areas. Signs are a cheap solution that educates the public about areas where it may be unsafe to go into.