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News and Information Updates on the Affric Kintail Way

Stage 1: Drumnadrochit – Cannich proposed reroute avoiding A831

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 info@affrickintailway.com 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.

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Road Closure 12th May 2018 for Glen Affric Duathlon

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.

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Film Unit in Glen Affric

Message below as received from the film company.

“Gumshoe Productions UK is currently in production of a feature film for Legendary Pictures that is due to film in the UK from January to May 2018.

We are currently planning to film for two days at the Forestry Commission site in Glen Affric. Our current schedule is as follows:

Date                                      Work                               Approx. Times

Wednesday 21st March     Preparation                           08:00 – 18:00
Thursday 22nd March        Preparation                           08:00 – 18:00
Friday 23rd March              Preparation                           08:00 – 18:00
Saturday 24th March          Filming                                  06:00 – 19:00
Sunday 25th March            Filming                                  06:00 – 19:00
Monday 26th March            Reinstatement                      08:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 27th March           Reinstatement                      08:00 – 18:00

During the prep there will be a steady increase in traffic volume, with trucks going to and from the Forestry Commission Car Park at Glen Affric, as we prepare the site for when the film unit moves in on Friday.

From Friday afternoon until late evening there will be a significant amount of vehicle movement, as our large technical trucks and facilities vehicles make their way through Cannich and up to Glen Affric.

We have two units filming at Glen Affric on the two separate days, which means that after filming on the Saturday the 2nd unit trucks will move out, to be replaced shortly after by the trucks required for the Main unit. These trucks, along with all the facilities vehicles, will then move out on Sunday evening. Over the course of the three nights there will be a fair amount of large vehicle movement and, during the two filming days, there will be a considerable number of minibuses and cars transporting the cast and crew to and from Glen Affric.

On the two filming days, we will be parking all our technical vehicles in the River Affric car park and Loch Beinn á Mheadhain car park, as a result of this there will be no parking available to the public.  There will also be limited parking available on the preparation and reinstatement days in the River Affric car park.

Every effort will be made to ensure we cause as little disturbance as possible during the time we are in the area. Gumshoe Productions is arranging to make a donation towards the Strathglass Community Council in appreciation of your understanding and support.

If you have any concerns at all please feel free to contact me via the details below.

Kind Regards,

Ian Lumsden
Assistant Location Manager
E: iplum@hotmail.co.uk
M: 07780 756511″

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