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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    preferable in any case to equestrians as beyond the gate the military road heads steeply downhill and is laid with stones that can be greasy Once past the gate continue downhill and cross the River Dulnain by Caulfeild s Sluggan Bridge NCN7 continues to follow the military road almost to Insharn but then heads north However the old road heads west from Insharn and after 200m or so crosses a small stone arch bridge then turns right through a gate into the forest Go uphill along a good track by the edge of a forest to reach the railway Go under it and continue along its east side to join the old A9 and follow it into the Slochd Mor Cross the new A9 at Slochd summit to reach the moorland on the north east side of the road again great care is needed especially as a stretch of dual carriageway ends shortly to the left so it may take some time Follow the military road north west initially it is used an access track to a communications mast but it becomes merely a depression in the heather It gradually descends to cross the River Findhorn at Raigbeg South of the Slochd this route is easy cycling to the north it is more challenging Colin Cadden has helpfully blogged his experience of cycling the whole route read about it here Colin s photo set from his ride may also provide useful clues for routefinding OS Landranger 35 Kingussie Monadhliath Mountains Heritage Information The Old Military Road between Dunkeld and Inverness was built between 1728 and 1730 under the auspices of General Wade Much of it now lies under the A9 but a few sections such as this stretch via the Slochd take a different alignment and can still be followed

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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    the rough road which heads generally ESE towards Musdale At NM927234 near Creag Mhor the right of way and historic line of the old drove road leaves the Musdale road and heads east Alternatively continue along the Musdale road for less than 1km to NM930227 where a more substantial track is signposted as the right of way to Kilchrenan This track meets the historic line at NM935231 head east from there past Midmuir and to the north of Sior Loch Follow the north bank of the Abhainn Cam Linne then cross it to reach the head of Loch Nant continuing round the south of the loch At NN009232 the hydro track diverts from the line of the drove road but the old route is signposted as a right of way Continue east through the Bealach Mor following red banded posts through the forestry Upon exiting the trees it is a further kilometre or so to reach the road just north of Kilchrenan We think it likely that there s a cycleable variant of this route but we d welcome confirmation of that Try using the signposted western endpoint and also avoid the rough eastern section by staying on the hydro road and let us know how you get on OS Landranger 49 Oban East Mull and 50 Glen Orchy Loch Etive Heritage Information As its name suggests this path was used by drovers Haldane s The Drove Roads of Scotland 1952 discusses the heavy use of this route by droving traffic in the eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth centuries A lot of cattle were raised in Mull travelled from there via Kerrera and in the main along this route to reach the crossing point of Loch Awe at Taychreggan and thence onwards to the trysts at Crieff and

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    Eorabhat South Harris Site Design Hosting by Digital Routes Heritage Paths Old Road to Inverinan Start location Inverinan NM 998 177 End location tributary to Abhainn Fionain NM 991 180 Geographical area Argyll and Bute Path Type Rural Path Path distance 1 1km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description We have no survey of this route yet and would be very grateful to receive one OS

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=159 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    Hosting by Digital Routes Heritage Paths Old Coach Road Pass of Melfort Start location A816 north east of Melfort NM 846 147 End location Where the A816 meets the river Oude NM 846 157 Geographical area Argyll and Bute Path Type Civil Road Path distance 1 1km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description We have no survey of this route yet and would be very grateful

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=160 (2016-02-09)
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    former camp NN 207 607 Geographical area Lochaber Path Type Rural Path Path distance 2 1km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description OS Landranger sheet 41 Ben Nevis Fort William surrounding area Heritage Information This route runs from Kinlochmore to the site of the 1st World War POW camp Ciaran refers to a lost change house and drove stance that lay between Lochan Inbhir and Lochan

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    Harris Site Design Hosting by Digital Routes Heritage Paths Devil s Staircase Start location Kingshouse Hotel NN 259 548 End location Kinlochleven NN 192 617 Geographical area Lochaber Path Type Military Road Path distance 13km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description Leaving Kingshouse go along its western access road to within 300 metres of the A82 and there pick up the Old Military Road which runs to the north west of its replacement along the foot of Beinn a Chrulaiste Just to the west of Altnafeadh start climbing NNW up the Devil s Staircase a fine section of the Old Military Road with easy gradients and a series of well engineered zigzags to reach the highest point On the north slope the path makes a long easy descent across the hillside to join the access road to the Blackwater Reservoir and the route finishes down this road to Kinlochleven This route forms part of the West Highland Way For those thinking of cycling the Devil s Staircase check out Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland s e guide to the Highlands which describes a circular route using this Old Military Road OS Landranger 41 Ben Nevis Fort

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=162 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    part of the West Highland Way the final section for those going from south to north Leave Kinlochleven along the B863 road on the north side of Loch Leven as far as the school From there follow the path which climbs NW up the wooded hillside cross the private road to Mamore Lodge and higher up join the track from the lodge that leads W up the north side of

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=163 (2016-02-09)
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    Eorabhat South Harris Site Design Hosting by Digital Routes Heritage Paths Drove Road to Callert Ferry Start location A82 Callert north shore of Loch Leven NN 095 603 End location Lairigmor on the Old Military Road to Fort William NN 122 641 Geographical area Lochaber Path Type Drove Road Path distance 5 1km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description From the wicket gate and signpost at NN 095603 the footpath goes through the trees near the edge of the wood and crosses the line of an old wall at NN 097607 height 61m From there it continues straight up the grassy hillside in a northerly direction towards the skyline and close to the corner of a conifer plantation There is no definite path and although previously waymarked only one of the Scotways marker posts remains From the top of the bealach the route turns north east and descends steadily across the hillside on a more definite path to Lairigmor OS Landranger 41 Ben Nevis Fort William and surrounding area Heritage Information General Roy s map of 1755 shows clearly two ferries across Loch Leven one between North and South Ballachuilish and one across to Callert from

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