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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    E Robertson 1941 there is an interesting old cut across from Glen Garry to Glen Moriston It is a coffin road and used as such until recently The route starts from a place called Seanna bhaile old ground and it goes more or less straight to Loch Lundie and on to near the top of Ceann a Mhaim where the coffin was rested refreshments partaken of and a cairn built A number of the cairns are still seen The route then went over the east shoulder of the hill and down to Achlean in Glen Moriston The graveyard is on the opposite side of the river and there is a ford below the farmhouse quite close to the churchyard This route is not easy to follow as there is no track on the open hillside OS Landranger 34 Fort Augustus Glen Albyn area Heritage Information A E Robertson continues Here is a quaint tale told me by a Glen Moriston man His uncle was staying at Invergarry when something went wrong with his leg and he had to have it amputated His brother came across and carried the leg over Ceann a Mhaim and buried it in the old graveyard where they would all one day rest This was 46 years ago and shows what store the old Highlanders laid on their being buried as far as possible whole and intact so that at the resurrection they would arise perfect and entire Our records from 1929 state that the graveyard was called Clachan Mheirchard and it was there that a bell used to ring for a few nights previous to the funeral It was also said that the stone on which the bell rested was still to be seen in the clachan According to the New Statistical Account 1846 in

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    by a substantial bridge and the track continues for 2km to the ruined Shesgnan bothy The track disappears here and a route has to be picked over boggy ground until after about 1km the Shesgnan burn is crossed by a ford which could be difficult in wet weather Continue west along the north bank of the Spey past Loch Spey and across the low pass 350m into Glen Roy Go down the River Roy for about 7km first passing the Luib chonnal bothy to Leckroy where there are good views of the famous Parallel Roads For Glenfintaig go just over 1km past Leckroy and turn north up Glen Turret Cross the River Turret by a footbridge and go west along the narrow glen of the Allt a Chomhlain path indistinct to the col 357m Cross the fence there by a stile and go down the head of Glen Gloy into the forest to the start of a track leading to Auchivarie From there continue 10km down the glen by a private road to Glenfintaig Lodge and an old Wade bridge beside the A82 6 5km from Spean Bridge OS Landranger 34 Fort Augustus Glen Albyn area Heritage Information This droving

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    Drove Road Path distance 18 1km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description Although this former drove road can be clearly seen on maps running south from Greenfield to Fedden we have no up to date survey of that section and have heard that it may be affected by forestry We d welcome an update but in the meantime offer the following south north survey based on Scottish Hill Tracks which uses the rest of the historic route Starting from the Eas Chia aig waterfall carpark NN176888 climb steeply up the higher path on the east side of Gleann Cia aig to reach a forest road Go north along it to its end continuing along a path which crosses to the west side of the Abhainn Chia aig A very faint path continues NE to Fedden From Fedden cross the glen north east to reach the path which contours round below the western slopes of Sron a Choire Ghairbh Head north then north east along this path which is waymarked through the forestry to reach the Allt Bealach Easain From there go down the forestry road beside the Allt Ladaidh to its junction with the east west

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    unclassified road bend 2km W of Maaruig N Harris NB 187 058 Geographical area Western Isles Path Type Rural Path Path distance 6 1km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description This route is part of the Harris Walkway signposted at both ends with information boards A broad landrover track up Loch Laxadale gradually becoming more green and overgrown towards the head of the loch then climbing

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    in BBC Alba s series Kerry s Kirsty Rothan gu Robhanais the story of a mountain biking trip from Vatersay to Lewis It includes an interview with Kenny MacKay the last Rhenigidale postman to use this route Despite the route featuring in this mountain biking documentary cycling the route is not recommended for the inexperienced Kerry and Kirsty MacPhee are competition standard mountain bikers If you d like to watch the programme be quick it ll only be on the iplayer until mid February This is a good graded path climbing steadily from Urgha Beag then descending to Loch Trollamarig by a series of very steep zigzags where care is required There is some erosion on the steep parts on either side of Loch Trollamarig but otherwise this is a good path and well used mainly these days by walkers accessing the Gatliff Hostel at Rhenigidale A spur to Molinginish an abandoned village with two restored holiday cottages leads off at NB205008 This steadily descends to sea level but is slightly boggy in places The alternative the sheep track which runs from Molinginish to Loch Trollamarig to rejoin the Rhenigidale track is over steep slopes and is wet and slippery it is not advised especially in or after wet weather Instead ascend via the spur to NB205008 then descend the steep zigzag path to Loch Trollamarig as described above in order to head towards Rhenigidale OS Landranger 14 Tarbert Loch Seaforth Heritage Information This route is known as the post road because the Rhenigidale postie used this route to get to Tarbert to fetch and deliver the mail three times a week It was the only land access to Rhenigidale until 1990 when the new tarmac road came in from Maruig The teacher used to be brought in daily by

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    A859 access track to mast NB 194 069 Geographical area Western Isles Path Type Drove Road Path distance 3 3km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description This is the start of the Harris Walkway and it travels generally south keeping west of Caisteal Ard and rejoins the A859 past the mast From here journey onwards on the Harris Walkway by taking the old road to Tarbert

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    Kirsty Rothan gu Robhanais the story of a mountain biking trip from Vatersay to Lewis If you d like to watch the programme be quick it ll only be on the iplayer until mid February Our route description is the opposite way to that which the coffin bearers would have travelled Starting at the north end the first part of the track is over the old line of the public road It thence heads to the summit over a track and then a grassy path The descent to Ceann a Baigh Mhor Bayhead is very boggy There are waymarker posts at intervals to help keep travellers on track For those considering mountainbiking the route this clip from Kerry s Kirsty gives an idea of what to expect OS Landranger 14 Tarbert Loch Seaforth Heritage Information This route has a long standing reputation of being a coffin road from the east of the island to the west The old burial grounds were on the machair of the west there being insufficient depth of soil on the rocky east side At intervals there are stone cairns which are said to have been added to by coffin bearers and acted as resting places for the coffins en route Some say that the story of this route having been a coffin road is merely a legend It is reported not to have been used by a funeral party in living memory and not even the name of the last person to be carried across has been handed down In a way perhaps that isn t suprising as the building of the Golden Road in the late nineteenth century will have made road access to the Bays district of South Harris much easier if it was used as a coffin road it was likely a

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    area Western Isles Path Type Rural Path Path distance 10 1km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description The way across the Morsgail Forest is difficult owing to it lying over peatbog However white painted standing stones about 100 yards apart indicate the route off the OS mapped path and lead you to within clear sight of Loch Resort OS Landranger 13 West Lewis North Harris or

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