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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    be reached more directly from An Dubh loch by descending from its outflow by the Allt an Easain Ghil down a steep and narrow corrie to reach flat ground at the head of Loch Dionard The second half of the route goes along the east side of Loch Dionard and down Srath Dionard a long deep glen hemmed in by the steep slopes of Cranstackie and the great north eastern corries of Foinaven Srath Dionard is boggy and pathless at first until the track lower down the strath on the left bank of the river leads to the A838 road near Gualin House which is remotely situated beside the A838 road between Rhiconich and Durness These tracks can also be walked from Srath Dionard to Strath More Starting from Gualin House this 25km route follows a straight line which goes SE from there to Gobernuisgach Lodge through Srath Dionard Leave the road just north east of Gualin House and go up Srath Dionard by a track on the south west side of the river Continue beyond the end of the track picking the best way up the boggy glen to reach Loch Dionard and go along its east shore From the south end of the loch climb uphill along a path which leads to the top of Creag Staonsaid and drops slightly to Lochan Sgeireach on the watershed at the head of Glen Golly From there the path goes downhill for 6 km beside the Glen Golly River which flows in a deep birch fringed gorge to Gobernuisgach Lodge A less obvious route is that through the Bealach na h Imrich from Srath Beag to Loch Dionard Although the old route was thought to be probably lost we ve recently received reports June 2012 of a very good stalkers path

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    Gartentruach is easily skirted on its north side the route continuing across the Mye Burn to ultimately reach the B8034 from Arnprior The Mye Burn is no longer bridged which presents a significant obstacle at the time of writing In the meantime it s a nice walk out and back from Buchlyvie OS Landranger 57 Stirling The Trossachs area or OS Explorer 365 The Trossachs Heritage Information This is a short section of the former Forth Clyde Junction Railway running between the sites of the former Buchlyvie and Port of Menteith stations The Forth Clyde Junction Railway opened in 1856 and ran from Stirling to Balloch Although the Forth Clyde Junction Railway closed to passengers in 1934 Buchlyvie Station continued to be used by trains to Aberfoyle until 1951 as the trackbed was shared by the Strathendrick and Aberfoyle Railway between Gartness and Buchlyvie junctions Buchlyvie junction lay shortly east of the station at NS568944 and here the spur once ran north west to Aberfoyle Further information about the route to Aberfoyle can be found here http www heritagepaths co uk pathdetails php path 246 Both Buchlyvie and Port of Menteith stations are still standing and are now homes Mye Siding lay north of Gartentruach on the north side of the line It remained in use for a number of years as although the section from Buchlyvie Station to the siding was closed to freight in 1950 the section from the siding to Stirling wasn t closed to freight until 1959 with thanks to www railbrit co uk The following story about the railway has been shared with us it probably dates from the 1950s There were little cottages along the line that were inhabited and their only source of water was via the railway So even after the line

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    Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description Go N from Ullapool along the A835 road for 1km then turn right up the private road on the south side of the Ullapool River and continue up Glen Achall as far as East Rhidorroch Lodge Beyond there go along the track which leads to Loch an Daimh along its north shore past Knockdamph bothy to Glen Einig The track then goes from Duag Bridge and then follows a path on the right which goes east to the Allt nan Caisean Continue south east over a low ridge to reach the end of the track in Strath Cuileannach and follow it past Croick Church to The Craigs OS Landranger 16 19 20 and 21 Heritage Information The whole length of this track is shown in the 1st edition OS 6 inch to the mile maps while the section from Ullapool to Glen Oykel is shown in Arrowsmith s map of Scotland from 1807 Both OS and Arrowsmith earlier note a large number of settlements and townships along the route of the road It must have seen a huge amount of traffic from people living along the route and also from

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    Search Route Description From Inverlael go up the River Lael crossing to the north side of the river at the first bridge and continue to 206 855 and there strike N up a zigzag path to reach a higher forest road Continue N then NE out of the forest up a newer track on the west side of a deep gorge and when above the gorge head E At about 230 875 the track peters out on level ground Continue E then NE round a hill and drop gradually to the old crofting settlement of Douchary in Glen Douchary near 244 903 From there the two routes go their separate ways a Going to Oykel Bridge a path goes down Glen Douchary on the east side of the river and then NE across a watershed to the head of Loch an Daimh Follow the track on the north west side of this loch past Knockdamph bothy and down to Duag Bridge from where a private road goes down Glen Einig to Oykel Bridge b To go to Ullapool do not follow the path down Glen Douchary but head NNW across a col south west of Meall na Moch eirigh and descend to East Rhidorroch Lodge in Glen Achall Cross to the north side of the Rhidorroch River and go down the private road past Loch Achall to the A835 road 1km north of Ullapool An alternative end to this route can be made by leaving the private road at 155 952 just west of Loch Achall and climbing up the path over the north west ridge of Maol Calaisceig then taking the lower path at the bifurcation at 141 949 to descend steeply to Ullapool Heritage Information This old track appears in the 1st edition of the OS 6 inch

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    Heritage Paths Croick to Black Bridge Track Start location Croick NH 454 914 End location Black Bridge NH 373 708 Geographical area Ross and Cromarty Path Type Rural Path Path distance 0km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description The start of this route from the A835 road is about 2km east of Aultguish Inn at Black Bridge Follow the private road N up Strath Vaich on the east side of the Abhainn Srath a Bhathaich past Lubriach and the plantation just beyond there The track goes over a little knoll from where there is a fine view up Loch Vaich Go along the east side of the loch past the ruins of Lubachlaggan and beyond the head of the loch climb gradually to the pass on the east side of Meall a Chaorainn and descend to Deanich Lodge in Gleann Mor Continue down this very long glen past Alladale Lodge to Croik or there is an alternative ending at the Craigs Heritage Information This path is depicted in the 1st edition OS 6 inch to the mile maps as a double lined track throughout Therefore it was probably quite a well made road but even in

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    Ross and Cromarty Path Type Rural Path Drove Road Path distance 16 5km Accessibility info Suitable for pedestrians Back to Search Route Description From Braeantra the right of way continues up Strath Rusdale by the private road on the north side of the Abhainn Glac an t Seilich Cross the col at the head of the glen to reach Lochan a Chairn and continue NW along the track beside the Salachie Burn for 2km before bearing W over a col at 437m to descend quite steeply into Glen Calvie Go down this glen past Glencalvie Lodge to The Craigs in Strathcarron OS Landranger 20 Beinn Dearg Loch Broom 21 Dornoch Alness Heritage Information This is a good example of an old track that traverses a large part of Scotland It is said to be part of an ancient drove road between Alness and Ullapool The route appears in the OS 1st edition 6 to the mile map from the mid 19th century as a double lined track so it must have been fairly well made No old maps seem to show the track as being very well populated so it was possibly a relatively quiet road Glen Calvie is known

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  • Heritage Paths - Search for Paths by Map
    survey of this route and would be very grateful to receive one OS Landranger 24 Raasay Applecross Loch Torridon Heritage Information This path runs right through the centre of Rona and would have been used for a variety of purposes There are a number of townships on Rona such as Doire na Guaile NG619549 and Acairseid Thioram NG623582 which were heavily populated in the mid 19th century after mass evictions

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    side of the track concealing former fields but plenty of evidence of wild boar The track is easy to the old school house at Torran now holiday accommodation The path divides take the right hand fork for Kyle Rona There s a steady up hill climb on the old path which is well built in many places but very wet and boggy in others It passes through old settlements such as Doire Dubh reaching Kyle Rona where the MBA have renovated Taigh Thormoid Dhuibh Black Norman s House as an open bothy From the end of the island you can look over at the old settlement on Eilean Tigh and across to Rona On the return trip our surveyor recommends turning west at the marker at NG596498 towards Fladda as it is another beautiful walk From Fladda another path will bring you back to Torran OS Landranger 24 Raasay Applecross Loch Torridon Heritage Information This path starts at the end of Calum s Road which is the road from Brochel to Arnish that was built single handedly by Calum MacLeod between 1965 and 1974 Arnish was a sizeable township but Calum and his wife Lexie were the last permanent residents The track quickly passes a large township called Torran and snakes its way through Raasay s complicated topography to eventually end on the shore just past another township called Caol Rona at NG610527 Although the OS map indicates shielings here the houses were in fact permanent settlements the children travelling to the school at Torran an impressive journey in bad weather There is in fact a network of paths here linking the former settlements of northern Raasay At NG596498 the path which heads west is the old route to Fladda the residents of this drying island repeatedly asked for a

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