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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    South Harris Site Design Hosting by Digital Routes Heritage Paths Scad Head Tramway Start location B9047 north of Water of Hoy Hoy HY 281 004 End location Chalmers Hope Hoy HY 288 006 Geographical area Orkney Islands Path Type Military Road Path distance 0 65km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description Parking can be found south of Water of Hoy in the layby at Betty Corrigall

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=182 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    Back to Search Route Description The Brough of Birsay is a tidal island and can only be accessed by the causeway for two hours either side of low tide From the tarmacced Brough of Birsay carpark this stone and concrete topped causeway crosses a narrow strand of water and is clear and safe but only at low tide Safe times between tides are broadcast on local radio daily during the

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=183 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    Bealach Eorabhat South Harris Site Design Hosting by Digital Routes Heritage Paths Coffin Road to Killin Start location Railway underpass north of Glen Lyon NG 397 426 End location Hotel at end of River Lochay NN 569 343 Geographical area Perth Kinross and Stirling part Lochaber Path Type Coffin Road Drove Road Path distance 31 8km Accessibility info Suitable for Bikes Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description We have no full survey as such but have been told that the route is completely accessible and is a surfaced track now and so is cyclable OS Landranger sheet 51 Loch Tay Heritage Information This is quite a long coffin road that would have been used by people living in the remote glens to carry their dead to the consecrated ground in Killin As this route is a very long distance it is likely that there would have been set places where funeral parties would have set the coffin down and rested These places can be marked by flattened cairns or flat rocks anything to rest the coffin on so that the carriers can take a break and perhaps a dram but they may also simply have been significant points

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=184 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    8km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description From the west end of the Glen Quoich bridge go north by a private road alongside the loch to Alltbeithe There turn northwest and follow another track for 2km then continue along the path up Wester Glen Quoich After being joined by the path from Kinloch Hourn that uses the path of the Bealach Coire Sgoireadail climb northwest to the Bealach Duibh Leac 721m the pass between Creag nan Damh and Sgurr a Bhac Chaolais In misty conditions it may be difficult to find the true bealach look for marker post as there is no path up the last part of Wester Glen Quoich however it is important to do so as the only reasonable descent northwest is from the lowest point of the bealach Descend from the pass down a steep slope where the zigzags of the path are now rather indistinct Lower down after crossing the Allt Coire Toiteil a good stalkers path leads down to the A87 in Glen Shiel about 2km from Achnagart and 7km from Shiel Bridge OS Landranger 33 Loch Alsch Glen Shiel and Loch Hourn Heritage Information Cairns in Wester Glen Quoich

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=185 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    location B9063 west of Backaland Southside Eday HY 556 305 Geographical area Orkney Islands Path Type Rural Path Path distance 1 3km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description We don t have a full survey of this path yet and would be very grateful for a survey to be sent in OS Landranger sheet 5 Orkney North Isles or sheet 6 Orkney Mainland Heritage Information Before

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=180 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    go E along the B846 road for 2 5km to Loch Eigheach and take the track which goes NW This track is part of The Road to the Isles and it leads in 3km to a crossing of the Allt Eigheach Beyond there follow the path NW across the lower slopes of Carn Dearg and past the stark ruins of Corrour Old Lodge Follow the path as it swings N towards Loch Ossian and before reaching the plantation above the loch turn W to descend to the head of Loch Ossian where the youth hostel of the same name stands on a promontory by the lochside From here Corrour Station is a further 1 5km along a road and from there one can return to the day s starting point by train check timetable Alternatively from the head of Loch Ossian follow the path that runs north west and down to the head of Loch Treig This old route continues north from Loch Treig to Corriechoille near Spean Bridge through the Lairig Leacach OS Landranger 41 Ben Nevis Fort William surrounding area 42 Glen Gary Loch Rannoch area Heritage Information Doire na h Innes where a ruin stands today was a drove stance long before the railway came It has also been speculated that another stance and change house was at Luibruairidh near where this route passes under the railway line Old Corrour Lodge which is now named Corrour Old Lodge on Ordnance Survey maps was once Scotland s highest shooting lodge The railway that opened in 1894 led to its replacement by a more easily accessible lodge at the east end of Loch Ossian in 1897 It is reputed that the Old Lodge then became for a few years an isolation hospital No more isolated place can be imagined

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=186 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    crossed the burn at a ford The estate bridge apparently replaces an earlier bridge shown on the first series OS map 1871 with a different alignment but in the same position The situation is complicated by the presence of abutments of a third bridge about forty metres to the east The 1871 map then shows the original track from the estate bridge to High Mingarry taking a course fairly close to the stream but the route of that track is now covered by dense Sitka spruce plantation and is ploughed and difficult to detect There are faint traces of a third track to the west which runs north of and parallel to the course of another stream eventually reaching a line of houses at the top of the wood The present track takes a drier route and was constructed by the estate To the left of the track one passes a Bank dyke which is part of a dyke system protecting a substantial cultivated area west of the road now planted with small larch but with many scattered hawthorn which might once have been part of a hedge system One of these dykes crosses the line of the present road and continues to the west for about a kilometre To the east of the road this dyke is interrupted by an old gateway and the remains of a footpath above an attractive glade of two lines of oak trees some of which might have been pollarded At the bottom of the slope is the route of the old track A new drainage ditch has recently been dug here exposing several old drainage tiles indicating the cultivation ridges nearby could have been in operation after the 1850s exodus At the top of the wood is a second stone bridge and the

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=187 (2016-02-09)
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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    579 Geographical area Perth Kinross and Stirling part Lochaber Path Type Drove Road Path distance 19km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description From Rannoch Station go W round the head of Loch Laidon and follow the signposted track through the wood then climb gradually and contour across the hillside until above the ruined cottage of Tigh na Cruaiche about 6km from Rannoch Station From there continue due W at the same level for 3 5km to the start of a track which is followed across several streams to reach Black Corries Lodge at the foot of Meall nan Ruadhag Follow the diversion of the right of way round the lodge buildings Finally go along the private road for 5km to Kingshouse Hotel Electricity poles mark the line from Rannoch to Black Corries The middle section of this route is very boggy when wet so it is best to do it in dry weather when the ground underfoot is reasonably firm OS Landranger sheet 41 Ben Nevis Fort William surrounding area sheet 42 Glen Garry Loch Rannoch area or sheet 51 Loch Tay Heritage Information This is an old right of way and drove road across Rannoch

    Original URL path: http://www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=188 (2016-02-09)
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