Combatting Vandalism to Preserve Nature’s Beauty

As an outdoor trail company, we would be lying if we said no vandalism occurred! But there are ways to maintain it, minimise it and eliminate it!

Trail vandalism can take various forms, from defacing natural elements to damaging sculptures, signage, and infrastructure. Graffiti, littering, and destruction are just a few examples of vandalism that plague our trails. These acts detract from the beauty of the surroundings and can disrupt the local wildlife that we try our best to protect.


Don’t ignore it!
Ignoring trail vandalism can have far-reaching consequences for the environment and the community. As vandalism goes unchecked, it sends a message that our natural spaces are not valued, leading to further degradation and misuse. Additionally, the cost of repairing and restoring vandalised trails falls on taxpayers and volunteer organisations, diverting resources from other conservation efforts.


How do we fix this issue?
The materials we use throughout our trails are chosen carefully with vandalism in mind. All signage is created from weather and vandal-resistant material, however, this doesn’t stop all damage! Combatting trail vandalism requires a quick approach involving education, community engagement, and regulation enforcement. We recommended having regular trial maintenance walks at each location. This walk usually involves walking the full trail and looking for vandalism, rubbish, or damage. Once this walk is completed, it is recorded, and any damage found is passed onto the relevant team—most of the time, this is us! We will resolve these problems quickly, minimising the chance of trail closure and the opportunity of this reoccurring.


Restoring Trails:
Restoring vandalised trails requires time, resources, and dedication. However, the best way is to act quickly! The longer the vandalism is left untreated, the worse it can get and occur more frequently. Once vandalism of ANY kind happens on our trails, we

In conclusion, trail vandalism significantly threatens our outdoor spaces’ natural beauty and ecological integrity. However, by taking proactive measures to minimise this, we can combat vandalism and preserve our trails for future visitors to enjoy!


If you have any questions or don’t know where to start regarding trail maintenance and vandalism, contact the Brilliant Trails team. We are always happy to help!