Love the Maspie Den?

Help us raise funds for its survival.

We all love the Maspie Den. Unfortunately, a combination of natural erosion combined with footfall and heavy rain is leading to parts of the Maspie Den becoming badly eroded. We are taking action!

Gully erosion which we need urgently to halt.
  • Over the last few months we have closing off sections to allow the biodiversity a chance to recover. Before lockdown our great volunteering team led by our Ranger Sam were out and about fixing fences and improving drainage on the lower Maspie Paths. However, it’s not enough and we need to bring in specialist contractors to assist with the repairs to the Upper Maspie and round the Yad Waterfall.

What can you do to help?

  • We have already received an amazing £4700 from supporters through Crowdfunding towards our overall target of £120,000. Combine this with funding from Fife Environment Trust and Fife Council, we are halfway there. Other applications are in process but as they say, every penny counts so please pledge what you can to our restoration campaign.
  • Choose an alternative place to walk. There are miles of paths on Falkland Estate! Some options are on our Where to Visit page, or call in to the takeaway cafe at the Stables and ask us.
  • If you do walk up the Maspie Den, please respect the signs – if we close off a section, please do not cross over the barriers.
  • Keep dogs on leads so they do not scramble up and down banks.
  • Please keep to the paths.
  • Report any erosion or damage to our Ranger, Sam Docherty or call the office on 01337 858838.
  • For more information on the Maspie, download our Maspie Den Newsletter.

Creating a new drain for the water diverting the rain away from the path.
Creating new fences to give the wildlife a chance to recover.