Forest operations on Goukhill Muir

 

19th October 2016, by Anne

Harvesting of the forest is underway in the Bannachra Plantation between Helensburgh and Balloch. This means that walkers and bikers should expect to encounter large lorries using the forest road and that there will be harvesting equipment in the nearby conifer woods. Please understand that the workers are only interested in your safety and that we would probably not have a route to walk over the hill were it not for the existence of the forest roads in the first place. For your own safety you may therefore be asked to wait a little while if operations are likely to compromise your safety on or near the road.

The harvesting operations over the whole plantation will continue well into 2017 but since arrangements have been made to harvest the higher sections on the hill first this will have less input as time goes on to the shared route section of the Three Lochs Way and the John Muir Way which at present is in any case diverted onto the Three Lochs Way between Helensburgh and Balloch.

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