News & Announcements from the Great Glen Way
1st June – 17th July – Works at Alltsigh Hill
From the 1st June to the 17th July, a helicopter pad is being built at the top of the Alltsigh Hill for slope stabilisation works. Plans are being confirmed now, but it is likely that you will be asked to wait for short periods of time in a welfare shelter and a minibus will be provided to take you through the works site to the other side as there will be significant increase in vehicle traffic on this part of the route.
Thanks for your anticipated patience.
Route Update 20/03/2015
Loch Lochy has dropped in level, 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.
UPDATE 30/3: Blackfold has been re-opened
Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway Museum Update
The Station Project is a community based project which aims to create a museum dedicated to the Invergarry and Fort Augustus Railway on the site of the old Invergarry station, creating replicas of the original buildings, relaying the track as far as possible and displaying relevant artefacts. There will be a short demonstration line were visitors will be able to experience a heritage train ride.
Briefing notes for 2015 can be found here.
Etape Loch Ness – Sunday 26 April 2015
The Etape Loch Ness is a closed road cycle sportive following a 360 degree, 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, details of these can be found here.
For all the information about the event, please visit http://www.etapelochness.com/.
2015 Business Workshop
Following the success of previous meetings, we are pleased to announce that we are holding the 8th Great Glen Ways Business Workshop. It will be held on Wednesday February 11th 2015 at the Millennium Hall in Invermoriston. The event will run from 10am until 2 pm.
Working in partnership will be the most effective way of ensuring continuing success for all our businesses and the Great Glen. The aim of the meeting is to bring together all relevant business concerns from the length of the Great Glen and a number of outside agencies. For more information, please click the title.
08/12/2014 – Works being carried out on canal towpath
Scottish Canals has secured £600,000 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. Please click the title of this article for more information.
08/12/2014 – Works on the High Route
Contractors will be doing repairs on the High Route between Fort Augustus and Invermoriston, above Invermoriston, and at the Grotaig end from Mon 8th Dec for at least one week. There are no access restrictions but there may be short delays when machines are in operation. Please follow advice on safety signs and from staff.
20/10/2014 – Works on NCN 78 paths between South Laggan and Aberchalder
Please be aware that work will be starting shortly on the laying of paths and surfaces for the new National Cycle Network 78 (Campbelltown to Inverness). There may be short sections of the route where you will be escorted through the works when machinery is operating between South Laggan and Aberchalder.
2/11/2014 – Works on the A82
Please be aware of works on the A82, 0.5 miles north of Fort Augustus taking place between Sunday 2nd November and Friday 7th November which may disrupt your journey. These works will take place between 8pm and 6am and no works are planned to take place during working hours. Please click the title to see the location of the works.