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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    Paths Old Path from Cuaig to Arinacrinachd Start location Unclassified road southwest of Cuaig NG 703 572 End location Arinacrinachd School NG 744 582 Geographical area Ross and Cromarty Path Type Rural Path Path distance 4 8km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description There are a few short sections of the old coastal path to Applecross now replaced by the road which give pleasant short walks Possibly the best of these is the old path from Cuaig to Arinacrinachd in the northwest corner of the Applecross peninsula The route is cairned but the path is difficult to follow in places as it makes its tortuous way past several small lochans At its northeast end it is blocked by a small plantation and one has to go round the north side to reach the road This is a beautiful short walk barely 5km with wonderful views especially if one makes a small diversion to the top of Meall Loch an Fhidhleir OS Landranger 24 Raasay Applecross Loch Torridon Heritage Information This does not appear to have been a made path rather the occasional stone cairns way mark a route which developed as a path between two communities

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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    a further 1 5km until the watershed is reached at about map ref 941 735 where the path swings north Continue north by this path which goes over the col and down Srathan Buidhe to the low ground at the foot of the pass There turn northwest round the base of Beinn Airidh Charr and go past Loch an Doire Chrionaich and down the Allt na Creige along a path which has been improved to reach Kernsary From there a path runs northwest beside Loch Kernsary to reach Srondubh and Poolewe If you re inspired to try this route and would like a general idea of what to expect we suggest reading Charles Coull s blog about running the Post Road from Incheril by Kinlochewe to Poolewe in 2013 we re told the paths were fabulous especially after Letterewe OS Landranger 19 Gairloch Heritage Information Poolewe used to be an important harbour and this was the old route to Poolewe from the south linking with the Coulin Pass from Loch Carron as shown on General Roy s map of 1755 and Arrowsmith s map of 1807 It was used as a drove road the hotel in Kinlochewe being formerly a drovers inn Bord a hamlet that existed before the village of Kinlochewe came into being was the site of the old change house It is also the way used in the 1800s and possibly earlier by postrunners travelling from Dingwall to Poolewe The 1921 book A Hundred Years in the Highlands by Osgood Mackenzie of Inverewe records the mid nineteenth century journeying of Iain Mor am Posda Big John the Post John Mackenzie from Poolewe to Dingwall and back Latterly his journey was shortened somewhat by the need to head only as far east as Achnasheen he was the last

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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    bridge over the Easan Dorcha Continue down the private road along the River Coulin for 1 75km and cross the glen to Torran cuilinn The line of the old right of way to Kinlochewe is still extant although the section through the forestry has troubled at least one of our previous surveyors However a vehicular track can be followed north into the wood it continues in good condition to its junction with an east west track Here our route north now dog legs continuing north from NH023557 along a wide ride found to be wet in places and affected by two recently fallen trees Spring 2014 The route continues without difficulty to the boundary where it becomes a clear well trodden footpath At NH028598 there is a Highland Council waymark indicating both up the hill and down to Kinlochewe so this implies the way north may be clear although these surveyors instead took the forestry track south west then north west to the bridge at NH018592 Alternatively it has been said to be easier to continue from Torran cuilinn along the path on the north east side of Loch Coulin to join the private road near the outflow of the loch From there go along the east side of Loch Clair from where one has the classic view of Liathach to reach the A896 road in Glen Torridon 5km from Kinlochewe For those thinking of cycling the Coulin Pass check out Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland s e guide to the Highlands which describes various circuits using parts of this historic route OS Landranger 25 Glen Carron surrounding area Heritage Information This is part of a long distance droving route from Poolewe to the South The traditional way to the Coulin Pass is by the Old Pony Track as used

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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    human The busier tracks are the animal tracks and may mislead northbound walkers The true route departs on a bearing of 16o magnetic The track uphill is marked by a series of vertical stone slabs about one metre in height at intervals of about thirty metres Following the more westerly paths misleads one down to the wall of the improved land The route passes east of a sheep fank at about NC158454 being still marked by vertical slabs rising to an old fence with the old gate posts standing NC158456 Adjacent with the trace of a path leading to it is a fine viewpoint overlooking Scourie an evident picnic spot From here onwards the route is well defined apart from a few wet spots where walkers have spread out in search of drier lines There are many small cairns At NC158466 the small cairn will help the southbound walker to find the start of the line up the steepish ascent The route passes small lochans yields glimpses of the coast and of Handa Island crosses somewhat boggy stretches goes through heather and bracken and has short passages over rock outcrops At NC162478 the route passes the remains of an iron gate At NC162481 the destination Tarbet Bay comes into view but first the track descends into a wide ish valley and crosses a burn at NC164484 and rises again A marker is a derelict green tank on a saddle at NC 165486 from where the Tarbet houses are in view The track descends on a bearing of about 70o to a wooden gate in a fine dyke where there is a sign Footpath to Scourie At the beach below is another sign Footpath to Scourie For the southbound walker the start of the route can be seen from the telephone

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=152 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    from there up the Abhainn Srath Mhuilich past Loch Mhuilich to the col on the north side of Bidean an Eoin Deirg then down An Crom allt on its north west side At map ref 113 468 bear WNW across rough peaty ground towards a small plantation from where a track goes WSW over the watershed to the Allt a Chonais and down the glen to Craig OS Landranger 25 Glen Carron surrounding area Heritage Information This is an old drove road which is shown on Roy s map of 1755 The right of way crosses the railway at Craig site of a former inn Here gates were provided for the passage of the droves As recently as the First World War cattle were driven from Patt Monar to Achnashellach Station along the line of this route The water level of Loch Monar used to be much lower until the inundation caused by the hydro electric scheme in the 1950s so the original line along the north shore of Loch Monar is lost However looking at OS maps today a network of hillpaths can still be seen converging on the area around Pait Lodge Iain R Thomson s fascinating book

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=153 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    789 Geographical area Ross and Cromarty Path Type Rural Path Path distance 8 3km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description Leave the A832 road in the Slattadale Forest and go N for 0 75km to a carpark Go N along a path through the forest by the side of Loch Maree and climb to a viewpoint overlooking the loch Further north the path leaves the forest

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=154 (2016-02-09)
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    on solid foundations so is cycleable until it reaches the end of the wood From here the route crosses open moorland and the line of the track becomes progressively less distinct Just before the ruin of Anaboard about 1 5km from the wood end the ground becomes noticeably boggy A ruined stone bridge covered in decaying timber crosses a small burn just below the ruin Thereafter the route is dry and cycleable and in about 1km evolves into a double track leading past Loch Mhic Leoid by a locked gate to the A939 OS Landranger 27 Nairn Forres or 36 Grantown Aviemore Cairngorm area Heritage Information This is a section of the Military Road that ran from Coupar Angus to Fort George built between 1748 and 1757 under the auspices of Major Caulfeild This was a 100 mile stretch of road so understandably took a while to build The road was built in anticipation of the building of Fort George at Ardersier and so was to aid communication between the new barracks and the south The majority of the modern road follows Caulfeild s route which is testament to the quality of its line this part is a notable exception

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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    In places nearby vegetation broom and gorse periodically encroaches and requires cutting back ii The Bridge of Faillie section that which lies between the two roads which roughly parallel the River Nairn requires re surveying but we are told that it is overgrown in places with bracken Although the path has almost disappeared under grass it is still clear where to walk as the grass has been flattened iii At NH713376 a ScotWays sign indicates Public Footpath to Moy Following the track as it heads generally south a second sign at NH712373 is all but invisible on approach as it is buried in the middle of a broom bush This sign is supposed to indicate the left fork Public Footpath as the right fork i e the more westerly route is DEFINITELY a No go a sign prohibits entry to walkers cyclists etc and warns of heavy lorries passing at frequent intervals Taking the left fork a good dry unmade road goes as far as Auchbain At NH718368 enter the forest by a farm gate and kissing gate with Forest Enterprise waymarking Continuing along forest tracks at the NH722359 junction is a white on brown sign Wade s Bridge 1 km pointing west this diversion from the waymarked through route leads to the bridge at NH715361 and confirms the more westerly route which now passes through the quarry as the original military road iv Onwards from the NH722359 junction as far as circa NH730346 the route continues to follow forestry tracks as the original line was affected by the realignment of the A9 in the late 1970s v The original line can be picked up again from NH729348 onwards We have previously received reports of fallen trees in the forestry section and waterlogging owing to blocked drainage in the open

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=156 (2016-02-09)
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