A COMMUNITY of hutters is to hold a hike along the original 10-mile trek from Faifley to their base in Carbeth.

The Carbeth Hutters, who survive without proper plumbing or mains electricity near Glasgow, are trying to raise £1.75 million to buy their site from the landowner.

The hike, which they hope will become an annual event, is designed to help with fundraising and will follow a route used by hutters in the 1940s to reach Carbeth, north of Milngavie.

Organisers said the walk, on November 10, is a celebration of past hutters and an attempt to highlight the bid to buy traditional hutting lands.

In 2010, the Carbeth Hutters were given three years to find the money to buy the land after reaching an agreement with owner Allan Barns-Graham.

There are currently more than 140 huts over 90 acres, with the site offering a holiday escape for hut owners from Glasgow and Clydebank since the 1920s.

If they can buy the site, the Carbeth Hutters will be the first community of its kind in the UK to own the land beside their wooden second homes.

The hutters said the area will never be a commercial venture but is a model for how to live with minimum impact.