Posts in Category: Current News

Contruction work at Dalcataig, Invermoriston

Contruction of a new access track is taking place at the moment around the start of the high route at Dalcataig, visit this site Invermoriston. Please follow any diversions that have been put in place for your own safety.

Forestry Works north of Invermoriston

There will be Rhododendron and non-native tree removal on the GGW north of Invermoriston starting on 10/11/15 and lasting for 6 weeks. Route users will still be able to pass, physician with the usual precautions in place – please obey all signs and instruction from ground staff.
Works will be from the bottom of the Invermoriston link path to just past the first turn off on the forest track (see map below).

Fassich-Rhododendron-Clearance

Works taking place at Alt na Chriche

The Forestry Commission Scotland is undertaking tree thinning along part of the Great Glen Way at Alt na Chriche, approved to improve wildlife habitat and the visitor experience. There is no restriction to access but it is an active work site, so as to remain safe at all times please follow signage and instruction from site staff, work will continue until 6th November.

Route Update 20/03/2015

Loch Lochy has dropped in level, nurse so the path alongside the loch at Achnacarry is now free of water. This section of the Great Glen Way is now open.

UPDATE 23/3: The landslip on the forest track between Clunes and Kilfinnan has been dealt with. While the route is open, it is usable for walkers and cyclists, it is a bit rough and will require care if you are cycling it.
Blackfold remains closed to windfall.

Great Glen Way Closures

9th March 2015 – The Great Glen Ways is currently closed between Aberchalder and Fort Augustus with the high flood waters due to rain and snow melt. Please find an alternative way around. Please do not attempt to use this section of the route. As soon as we have more information it will be posted here. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

The Great Glen Way is also closed between Clunes and Kilfinnan due to a major landslip (top road has gone and ended up on bottom road), order FCS have an engineer going out this morning to look at it, viagra they will try and get it cleared as soon as possible.

The route is also closed from Gairlochy to Achnacarry due to very high loch level and the path is under water. Users are asked to use the B8005 as an alternative.

UPDATE  – 11/3/15 – 10:15: The towpath that was washed out between Kytra and Cullochy is now passable with care. Please be aware of major civil engineering works at Cullochy – walkers are asked to cross the lock gates and follow the south towpath.

UPDATE – 11/3/15 – 16:10: Due to the affects of windblow, the Great Glen Way at Blackfold is closed. In addition to that, the route is also closed from Bunloit to Clunebeg.

 

.

Great Glen Way – Whole route opens following closure

We are pleased to announce that the Great Glen Way is now open from Blackfold to Great Glen House after the wind blow caused its closure.

Etape Loch Ness – Sunday 26 April 2015

The Etape Loch Ness is a closed road cycle sportive following a 360 degree, viagra sale 66-mile / 106km route around iconic Loch Ness starting and finishing in Inverness. The event will take place on 26th April 2015.

Please be aware of cyclists on the A82 at this time. Please also be aware of road closures, pilule details of these can be found here.

For all the information about the event, please visit http://www.etapelochness.com/.

Parts of the Route Closed

Just in from the Senior Ranger – Parts of the Great Glen way are closed. These are:
Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit, buy
Tychat to Abriachan and
Blackfold to New Craigs – these parts of the Great Glen Way are temporarily closed to deal with widespread wind blow.

Wind blow affecting the route

Blackfold to Great Glen House (Craig Dunain Road) – CLOSED

Fort William to Drumnadrochit – OPEN
Tychat to Abriachan – OPEN

Please be aware of fallen and unstable hanging trees after significant wind-blow has affected the route.

Thank you.

08/12/2014 – Works being carried out on canal towpath

Scottish Canals has secured £600, price 000 of funding to upgrade the Caledonian Canal towpaths on the Sustrans National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 78. Towpath users may experience disruption in access along the towpath whilst these works are in progress. The contractors, MacKenzie Construction have site signage giving instruction for route users. Drivers of vehicles may be temporarily re-routed at certain locations, please follow on-site signage.

Stages of Works

  • Fort Augustus Chalet Park to Kytra Lock
  • Kytra Lock to Cullochy Lock
  • Cullochy Lock to Aberchalder Swing Bridge
  • Gairlochy Swing Bridge to Moy Swing Bridge
  • Moy Swing Bridge to Torbeag Cottage
  • Torbeag Cottage to Banavie Road Swing Bridge

Keep an eye on the Scottish Canals website for up-to-date information as the works progress.

http://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/our-canals/caledonian-canal/boating/canal-works–boaters-updates

caledoniancyclingtowpath