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.
The Glen Affric Duathlon takes place on 12th May this year. For safety reasons the road through Glen Affric will be closed only from Chisholm Bridge to the River Affric Car Park (approx. 1 mile). Access will be restricted to competitors, organisers and emergency services.
This may affect drop off/pick up arrangements for those on the AKW.
The public road up to this point will of course be open to all, including the car parks at Dog Falls and Loch Beinn a’ Mheadhain.
The cycle stage of the duathlon includes the public road from Chisholm Bridge to Dog Falls Car Park so car drivers and pedestrians are advised to take care on this section. The cycle route then extends to the forest tracks south of Dog Falls i.e. part of AKW where again care should be taken.
There will be marshals at all key points on the course and members of the public are asked to comply with any requests they make to ensure everyone’s safety.