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New Guidebooks!

TLW foldout Thanks to a generous grant from NatureScot the Trust now has an updated guidebook to the Three Lochs Way for sale. Not only does this assist Three Lochs Way walkers, strollers, cyclists, bikers and all to have more knowledge of the route and the interest along the way, proceeds from the purchases of the books will assist with the expense involved in maintaining the path. Thanks NatureScot.

Major funding award

IMG_8814 With a major award from the NatureScot Green Recovery Fund the Access Trust is improving 3.6km of the route just north of Helensburgh between the Hill House and Glen Fruin. The path which has been under increased pressure over the Covid period is being repaired to a high standard and old signage will be renewed.
Donations from route users were important in helping us secure the funding as it always helps to be able to show public support for a project like this.
Many thanks to NatureScot for supporting our project to make walking or biking the Three Lochs Way an even better experience for both visitors and the community, through the
#BetterPlacesFund for a #GreenRecovery
Greener Scotland
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Forestry operations at Blackthird Forest, Gowk Hill

IMG_1032 From mid-October 2021 for a number of weeks, forest roadworks and tree felling will take place in the vicinity of the Three Lochs Way at Blackthird Forest, close to Gowk Hill on the route between Balloch and Helensburgh. The route will remain open and disruption should be minimal. Route users are asked to observe any on-site signage and instructions from the contractor. The forest road will have additional traffic and may be muddy during/following wet weather. … read more

Improvements are afoot on the TLW!

NatureScot logo With a major award from the NatureScot Green Recovery Fund the Access Trust is improving 3.6km of the route just north of Helensburgh between the Hill House and Glen Fruin. The path which has been under increased pressure over the Covid period is being repaired to a high standard and old signage will be renewed.
Donations from route users were important in helping us secure the funding as it always helps to be able to show public support for a project like this.
Many thanks to NatureScot for supporting our project to make walking or biking the Three Lochs Way an even better experience for both visitors and the community, through the
#BetterPlacesFund for a #GreenRecovery
Greener Scotland
 

Visiting Morelaggan Fermtoun between Glen Douglas and Arrochar.

Morelaggan Access On the high track above Loch Long there is access signposted to the remains of the fermtoun. The descent is by a rough trod beside the fence and through a sheep creep under the railway line. Recent work on the line has not obstructed the trod so you can still visit this lovely spot and think of the folk who long ago lived out their lives on this spot with its wonderful views over the loch.

 

Further update on route in Glen Mallan

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The Allt Derigan Burn in Glen Mallan at GR NS25992 96669 is to be removed over period Monday/Tuesday 8-9 March 2021. Defence Estates are applying for funding to replace it, but we have no date yet when that will happen. Meanwhile you will have to ford the burn – best place is a metre or so upstream from railway overbridge. Obvious signage highlights the crossing point - but be prepared for wet feet when the burn is high!

Glen Malan route update

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IMPORTANT ROUTE UPDATE In Glen Malan, around Grid ref. 258964 at the northern end of the Gurkha "Bato"(road) after the left turn under the railway underbridge, the improved path ahead unfortunately only leads to a dangerously rotten bridge - do not follow the path - do not cross the bridge. Instead simply ford the burn under the railway line and then turn left to pick up the rough trod within the larch trees and continue north.
We await repair work or replacement of this bridge by the agency responsible for the area.
Apologies for the poor quality of the photo but it allows you to see the location.
 

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Helensburgh and District Access TrustThe Three Lochs Way is managed and maintained by the voluntary efforts of members of Helensburgh & District Access Trust which urgently requires funding for improvements to the route. Find out more on how you can help.