News and Information Updates on the Affric Kintail Way

Flash Floods and Highland Cross

Flash flooding following a severe thunderstorm last week has meant debris and some damage to the forestry road on the south side of Loch Beinn a’ Mheadhain.

FCS advise the route is passable but you should be aware of the presence of contractors vehicles during the clear up operation.

This weekend (Saturday 18th) sees the Highland Cross event taking place.  Some 800 competitors run/walk from Kintail to River Affric on the AKW prior to cycling on to Beauly.

Please note that the public road from Fasnakyle at Cannich to River Affric car park will be closed from 11am untill 4pm for safety reasons.  If you are visiting Glen Affric on Saturday please take this into account when making travel arrangements.


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Hydro Schemes Newsletter

Work has commenced in Glen Affric on the Hydro schemes at Abhainn Gleann nam Fiadh and Allt Garbh.  Green Highland Renewables will be posting regular newsletters as to how the work is progressing and you might like to refer to their website:

We are assured that the work will not interfere with visitors on the AKW but you are advised to take care in and around the construction sites.

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Road Closure 7th May 2016

The road between Chisholm Bridge and River Affric Car Park will be closed, EXCEPT TO COMPETITORS AND SPECTATOR TRAFFIC between 9am and 3pm on the day of the event to ensure safety of competitors and race officials.  Please therefore arrange any drop offs or pick ups at River Affric outwith these times.  The number of competitors is restricted to 250 due to the limited parking but the single track road from Cannich will be quite busy as there are generally a good number of spectators attending the event.

The section of the Affric Kintail Way between Dog Falls and the River Affric car park via the south side of Loch Beinn a’ Mheadain forms part of the mountain bike course so those on the AKW will get the chance to view the event at close quarters.

There will be a number of marshals along the route and it is hoped that members of the public will co-operate with any requests and that everyone whether taking part, spectating or travelling the AKW will have a safe and enjoyable day out.

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