FCS have advised that timber extraction work will commence shortly at the start of the AKW in Drumnadrochit. It is expected to continue through the winter months and likely to go on till March 2019.
The diversion shown in red on the map will be well sign posted – let us know if you find any problems. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
For the past 18 months SMG and FCS have been working on an alternative to travellers walking/cycling/riding on the A831 between Corrimony and Cannich. After extensive discussions with landowners and other stakeholders we have now reached a point where we are confident we can alleviate concerns on road safety issues on this stage of the AKW.
The current route between Corrimony and Cannich is roughly 4 miles. The new option extends this to around 7 miles but besides improving road safety underfoot conditions and the views of surrounding landscapes are greatly enhanced.
There will still be two crossing points on the A831 with advanced warnings for both drivers and those on the AKW.
Survey work is near completion and then funding for the project will have to be sourced. The cost is likely to be very substantial so we cannot put a timescale on the development but we are talking at least 2 – 3 years for completion.
Hopefully this addresses the concerns of those who have expressed concerns on the public road section. We would like to hear your views on the subject or on the AKW in general. If you would like to comment please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the form on the website Contact page – we will not disclose email addresses to third parties but we may publish your comments.
Further to the our post below dated August 29, 2017 these operations are almost complete. However immediately following on is a further tree felling programme (shown in yellow) which affects the same stretch of the Affric Kintail Way en route from Cannich village to Dog Falls.
No date has been fixed as yet but we will update when we get the relevant information.