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About The Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust

The Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust (COAT) was formed on 1st April 2008 out of what had previously been the Upper Deeside Access Trust (UDAT), which was formed in 1998.  UDAT had proven to be a successful model for delivering outdoor access related projects in Upper Deeside, and COAT was tasked with expanding this across the Cairngorms National Park and surrounding area. COAT is specifically designed to develop and deliver projects on behalf of the park stakeholders.

The objectives of the trust are:

  • Conserve and protect the natural heritage and environment of the area by encouraging, developing and implementing access management projects
  • Facilitate and maintain public access to the area
  • Advance the education of the general public about the natural heritage of the Area
  • Promote the public and individual health benefits of the enjoyment of outdoor access

Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust Ltd is a company limited by guarantee and is a registered charity () governed by its Articles of Association, as amended by special resolution in 2012.