Love our Trails was founded in 2015 with a trail clean-up on Table Mountain’s iconic Platteklip Gorge trail. Blake Dyason initiated the clean-up after noticing the amount of litter scattered across the trails, as well as graffiti, during a hike with a visiting friend. He left the trail feeling embarrassed and frustrated that people would disrespect nature in such a way. Blake invited the trail running and hiking community to join him in an effort to clean the trail for Mandela Day on the 18th July 2015 – a day South Africans volunteer 67 minutes to giving back in honor of Nelson Mandela.
Over 100 volunteers joined the first Love our Trails clean-up that day, picking up an incredible 55 big bags of litter!
There is an increasing demand for outdoor activities and adventure sports, and as this is grows around the world, so does the impact on our environment. We have a responsibility to protect these spaces, to become custodians of nature.
Love our Trails is building a trail community of like-minded, nature-loving people, with a culture that shares the values of protecting and giving back to our environment and fellow trail users.
We are committed to our ethos of protecting our environment for future generations.