News and Information Updates on the Affric Kintail Way

Snowman Rally 2022

The Snowman Rally takes place on Saturday 5th March 2022. The rally course includes the forestry roads between Drumnadrochit and Corrimony that are part of the AKW. This part of the AKW will be closed all day on the above date with warning signs in place.

It is also anticipated that the A831 between Drumnadrochit and Cannich will be much busier than usual given the interest in the event and the large number of spectators expected.

We therefore suggest that the entire section between Drumnadrochit and Cannich should be avoided on the day of the rally.

The rally organisers will be setting up the previous weekend and clearing up on Sunday the 6th. These activities will not affect safe access to the AKW and the route will be fully open.

In the interests of safety for all concerned please heed the above information and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

We will post any updates as we receive them.

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AKW Reroute Phase 2 Funding Awarded

Firstly best wishes to everyone for 2022 and let’s hope we can get back to some semblance of normality this year.  With the new year comes the fantastic news that we now have the funds in place to complete Phase 2 of the AKW reroute!
The funding package has taken a great deal of time to put in place following completion of Phase 1 almost a year ago.
The following sources have made up a package totalling just under £220,000:
Scottish Government’s Improving Public Access Scheme
SSE Renewables Highland Sustainable Development Fund
Highland Council Ward Discretionary Fund
Many thanks to the people behind these organisations who have helped and guided us along the way.  Also thanks is due to the members in the small group that has been working on the project over the years:
Sandra Reid, Sue Mann, Brad Collins and Pam Lucas (co-opted from Glenurquhart Community Council)
It is hoped work will begin in March (weather and pandemic permitting) with a view to completion by the end of June.
Best wishes for 2022 and the completion of the project.
Jim McAuley

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Map 1 amended

Phase 1 of the AKW reroute is now open to the public. Temporary signage is in place. The attached map shows the change of route. The old route is in blue dots and the new section in red dots. This reduces travelling on the road by almost half of the total.

Look out for the green sign that leads into the forest road ON THE left. After 100 yards you go through the gate (some obvious tree felling has been carried out). Soon on your left down towards the burn an unsurfaced track and wooden bridge appears. This leads nowhere at present – it is part of the next phase – so DON’T GO THERE!
Carry on past a small quarry on your right, keep on this path for about 1km when you will see the green sign at the first newly built section on the right. Follow this path to the next junction where you join a forest road (sign) heading downhill to your right. At a sharp bend just before the A831 the second new section (sign) is followed parallel to the public road down to the layby at the single track road by the river.
Here turn right and shortly you resume the old road at the A831 leading to Cannich.
These directions are for travelers going east to west.

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