The road through Glen Affric will be closed to public traffic at the above times between Chisholm Bridge and River Affric Car Park (approx. 1 mile) in order to ensure the safety of those involved with the duathlon.
The only vehicles permitted beyond Chisholm Bridge will be those carrying competitors, support personnel and emergency services.
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 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.
FCS advise work has been completed and the diversion sign etc have been removed.
Tree felling work will commence within the next few weeks affecting a section of the Affric Kintail Way in Glenurquhart between Drumnadrochit and Balnain. We don’t have a definite start date. The work is expected to continue throughout the winter months.
There are 2 diversion routes on the map section below – RED for walkers and YELLOW for cyclists. To quote FCS – the diversion is boggy and rough in places, around 2km longer and climbs an extra 150m from Drumnadrochit direction and 120m from Balnain direction.
It will be fully signposted. We will be updating the News page and Facebook when we receive any relevant information.
Sandra Reid our local FCS Ranger can be contacted at Sandra.Reid@forestry.gsi.gov.uk.
Please advise us should you encounter any difficulties with the temporary arrangements.
We have added some photo galleries to the website to display images sent in by visitors to the Affric Kintail Way.
We would like to see more so if you have photos of your experiences on the AKW please let us have them. Even if you only have one or two then we can combine them with other submissions.
All we ask is that photos are LARGE (so we can crop resize etc) and in focus. They can be sent via email to email@example.com or we can pick up via Dropbox or similar.
If you send anything to us please tell us who you are and who you travelled with and any other relevant information.
Thanks to those who have contributed so far and we hope to hear from more of you soon.