Affric Kintail Way is officially launched at events in Glen Affric and Cannich Hall with invited guests.
August – October
Pathfinders walkover prospective new route prior to discussions with landowners.
Discussions with landowners commence.
Agreements reached with landowners pending full survey .
Route surveyed by Phil Thompson Ltd, funded by Forestry and Land Scotland, and agreements with landowners confirmed.
Consultation with local community and wider audience via social media.
Community Councils give support to project.
Funding received from Soirbheas for planning costs and planning application submitted to Highland Council.
Work commences on funding applications for Phase 1.
Planning application approved by Highland Council.
Counters provided by FLS to gather visitor numbers on AKW.
Indicative costs received from three footpath contractors for use in funding applications.
Week long public exhibition giving full project details.
Walkover survey with prospective contractors to confirm costs and obtain final quotes.
Final quotes received from contractors.
Funding for Phase 1 received from Soirbheas, SSE, FLS, Strathglass Community Fund & National Lottery.
Hitrak Ltd appointed as contractor for Phase 1.
Funding applications prepared for Phase 2.
Preliminary work begins on Phase 1.
Coronovirus pandemic brings work to halt.
Work recommences with bridge at Dark Deer installed and general path clearance on new sections begins.
Section AK7 path now dug out with ditch and drainage culverts in place.
Section AK9 dug out with ditch and drainage culverts installed. Both new sections awaiting final surfacing.
Final surfacing of new build sections completed. Access at layby on Kerrow road complete with chicane on downhill due to safety considerations.
Phase 1 of AKW reroute complete.
Work starts on finding funding sources for Phase 2!
Funding for Phase 2 obtained.
Phase 2 invitations to tender documents to contractors.
Phase 2 contract awarded to Hitrak Ltd.
April – May
Archaeological survey work.
July – August
AK5 1.5km of track built using quantity of recovered stone on site.
September – October
Fencing work on AK5. AK1 path upgrade.