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Diversion between Balloch and Helensburgh

IMPORTANT NOTICE! 26 January 2024 The TLW route between Balloch and Helensburgh or vice versa is impassable as shown on the map. We really mean impassable as there is no easy way through until the fallen trees are cleared. We hope that will happen soon. Meantime we suggest you use the alternative route shown in purple on the same map.

Potentially dangerous bog in Glen Loin


WARNING! At the north end of Glen Loin a deep and potentially dangerous bog has developed and is blocking the path at this location shown below - I kilometre SSE of the Coiregrograin Bridge. You'll need to find your way around the bog - snorkles may be useful!
We understand that a leaking water main is the source of the problem and the appropriate authorities have been informed.

Trust petition Scottish Parliament re A82 upgrade

The Access Trust hope for a similar solution when the A82 between Tarbet and Inverarnan is upgraded.

This photo of the Pass of Killiecrankie says it all. When the A9 here was upgraded in 1980, planners and engineers got it right.  Their High Road solution left the pass, its historic military road and ancient woodland untouched.  Pitlochry and Killiecrankie were by-passed, keeping them clear of heavy traffic. The old road was left for local traffic and access to the walking trail through the beautiful pass, from which you neither see nor hear the busy A9 road above.  Built on a viaduct above the railway, the old road and the ancient woods, the new A9 gives superb views of the historic Pass of Killiecrankie.  … read more

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
  … read more

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
 

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