The Forestry are getting ‘hacked off’ quite rightly, when so many vehicles, apparently without a permit are getting up to the top car park on Ben Nevis north side. I have seen cars waiting at the bottom for someone to unlock the gate and try to get through without paying. Unfortunately the folk who are letting them through might lose the benefit of using the track or be charged more in future. The deal is one permit/key can only let one vehicle through.
As a local I pay £250 for a season to use the track and never let more than one vehicle through on my permit. Over the years I have managed to recoup that cost by making a small charge, either in red wine or cash! It strikes me as weird, the number of climbers who will happily ‘shell out’ £12 for a Nevis Range Gondola or very much more to get high on uplift in the alps. Buy a key folks, or even a second one for another £100 and charge those in your vehicle to cover the cost.
Images below taken in the last week. No doubt the tax disc has been replaced online (?)