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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    unclassified road 10km up Glen Cannich from Cannich village to Liatrie Go north up the Liatrie Burn by a narrow path at first on the west side of the burn and then crossing at NH252345 on the east side to the ruins of a shieling This point can now be reached more easily by a track starting just east of the Liatrie Burn and going directly uphill through two deer fences with gates Climb north from the shieling up open moorland to reach the saddle between An Soutar and Meallan Odhar The right of way takes a sharp left turn at NH260378 to continue on the S side of the River Farrar to Inchvuilt All river crossings in this area are potentially dangerous in flood conditions and due to sudden dischages from the Monar dam Alternatively continue down the east side of the Allt Innis na Larach to a footbridge at NH263383 over the River Farrar to reach the private road along Strathfarrar OS Landranger 25 Glen Carron surrounding area and 26 Inverness Strathglass area Heritage Information This route from Strathfarrar via Glen Cannich to Strathglass is known to be part of the long distance drove route from Poolewe and

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    the smuggler s trick of turning in his own buried still to the excise men for a reward Peter Macdonald the headkeeper at Broulin told A E Robertson of how he travelled from Glen Strathfarrar to Kintail with the body of the baby son of a fellow keeper We came to cross the river above the Falls of Glomach I had never seen the falls before I had the coffin under my arm but i thought the wee fellow wouldn t mind and so i dropped down the hillside for a few hundred feet to where I could see the falls and we had a good look and then went on our way to Kintail A E Robertson himself was commemorated on this route after he died in 1958 money was raised and a bridge built to improve access to the Falls of Glomach Clachan Duich on the shores of Loch Duich is the traditional burying place of the Macraes and inside the ruined walls of the church is the burial ground of the clan chiefs It is an ancient religious site dating back to at least 1050 when it was dedicated to St Dubhthach The former parish church of Kintail may be in ruins but the burial ground surrounding it is still in use today The coffin road also served as a track to the summer shielings For the people of Kintail the area around Loch Monar was once an important part of the local agricultural economy for all that it seems remote to us today Iain R Thomson s book Isolation Shepherd 1984 is full of fascinating detail both about his time working at Strathmore on Loch Monar in the 1950s before the hydro and the stories he heard about the area Thomson mentions the tramps who for many years used to travel the Highlands A well known figure in the 1920s was George Munro who would appear at Pait on his way east most years One time having travelled up from Iron Lodge he arrived during the stalking season and asked for work He is said to have been asked to cook a group of ghillies a meal despite he himself suffering no ill effects the workers were poisoned it transpired that he had made stew from a dead hind he d spotted floating in the Gead Lochs Another of his accounts cites the Memoirs of William Collie who became the head stalker and sheep manager at Monar in 1861 The shearing in those days took place at Luib an Inbhir which lay beside the wide alluvial flats that formed where Allt a Choire Fhionnaraich and Allt a Chreagain Bhuidhe flowed into Loch Monar The gathering of locals to help with the clipping necessitated supplies To this end the young girl acting as a domestic servant to the family at Luib an Inbhir would be despatched to the shop for tea and sugar She would cross the Loch by the sandbank at Pait and travel through Corrie

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    Start location Road at Kinloch Hourn NG 954 065 End location Glenelg NG 812 192 Geographical area Skye and Lochalsh Lochaber Path Type Drove Road Path distance 23 5km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description Cross the bridge at Kinloch Hourn go through the grounds of Kinloch Hourn House passing on its right into the woods behind the house and climb steeply up a path to a pass at about 270m 400 metres beyond the pass fork left down to the Allt a Choire Reidh which is crossed near Lochan Torr a Choit From this lochan keep NW along the path which climbs a little for 1km and then descends into Gleann Dubh Lochain Continue NW up the Allt an Tomain Odhair to the Bealach Aoidhdailean and descend NNW at first down the Allt Ghleann Aoidhdailean on the north east side of the burn to reach a track at the head of Gleann Beag From that point go down the glen by this track past Balvraid and the well preserved remains of Pictish brochs to reach the road beside the Sound of Sleat 1 5km south of Glenelg OS Landranger 33 Loch Alsh Glen Shiel and

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    Start location Lealt Trotternish Skye NG 474 597 End location Loch Cuithir Trotternish Skye NG 503 608 Geographical area Skye and Lochalsh Path Type Industrial Path Path distance 3 75km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description We don t have an actual survey of this route so would be very grateful if we were sent one However we are told it is easy enough to follow the track generally west from Lealt to Loch Cuithir OS Landranger 23 North Skye Heritage Information Diatomite is a material rich in silica and was useful for home insulation face powder and fire proofing among other things Diatomite was first extracted from the Loch Cuithir area in 1886 and was taken out along a 2 6 gauge tramway to Inver Tote The earliest map we have found which shows the tramway OS 1 1885 1900 depicts a slightly different alignment to all the later maps seen and the track doesn t reach as far as Loch Cuithir The Diatomite Works themselves are variously shown on maps as being at Loch Cuithir OS 6 2nd edition 1892 1905 or Inver Tote Bartholomew 1912 Production is said to have continued until 1913

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    1222 email facebook twitter flickr Join Us Donate SEARCH BY MAP ADVANCED SEARCH Coffin Road Bealach Eorabhat South Harris Site Design Hosting by Digital Routes Heritage Paths The Brindled Pass Start location Garafad Staffin NG 490 675 End location Slipway opposite Staffin Island NG 494 681 Geographical area Skye and Lochalsh Path Type Rural Path Path distance 1 6km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description We

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    Heritage Paths Brothers Point Start location Rubha nam Brathairean Trotternish Skye NG 521 627 End location Culnacnoc Trotternish Skye NG 516 625 Geographical area Skye and Lochalsh Path Type Rural Path Path distance 0 7km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description We have no survey of this route as yet and would be very grateful to receive one It seems to have a fairly obvious path

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    location Lyne near Peebles NT 203 410 End location wood edge northwest of White Rig NT 224 513 Geographical area Lothian and Borders Path Type Civil Road Path distance 11 5km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Suitable for Bikes Suitable for horses Back to Search Route Description We have no survey of the whole of this route and would be very grateful to receive one OS Landranger 73 Peebles Galashiels surrounding area Heritage Information This Track of Old Road can be seen on the c 1999 1 25 000 OS map It appears to have provided a level and readily constructed road with few bridges or banks from Lyne to Leadburn this route will likely have been much drier than the parallel route in the easily flooded valley bottom of the Eddleston Water The old route is thought to be one of many routes linking Edinburgh with Moffat and used by mail coaches The route is evidently old as its line from the Meldons via Stewarton and northwards is shown on Roy s lowland mapping 1752 1755 However by the time of the OS 6 first edition maps 1843 1882 the old road had been superseded by the present more

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    Beechgrove Farm A70 opposite disused airfield NT 130 654 End location Carlops NT 161 562 Geographical area Lothian and Borders Path Type Rural Path Path distance 10 5km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description Newsflash in August 2015 the Midlothian Walking Festival features part of the Bore Stane route as part of a 12km Carlops Circular walk Another historic route promoted during the festival 7 10 August is the H owden Glen Rural Path We have no survey of the whole of this route yet and would be very grateful to receive one OS Landranger 65 Falkirk West Lothian Heritage Information This is undoubtedly an old route crossing the Pentlands and as a trans Pentlands route has probably been used for many centuries and by a variety of different people The route passes by Temple House and to the west of Listonshiels is Temple Hill Both of these names refer to the Knights Templar who owned much of the surrounding land until their suppression The Bore Stane itself is simply a natural stone marking the coll on the pass It is unremarkable except that it is named however it sits today where the council regions of

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