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Access issues for Beinn a Bheithir

Thursday 16th June 2022, 11:06am

One of the accesses to Beinn a Bheithir at in Lochaber will be unavailable through this summer and into the autumn.

Forestry and Land Scotland contractors are planning the second phase of a  skyline winch operation at Coire Gibhsachain near Ballachulish. This involves tree felling works which will affect one of the hill access paths to Beinn a Bheithir between 1st July and October 2022.

There will be no public access through the site and using the hill path from the informal parking area at St Johns at NN 06875843, marked by the red arrow in the map below. This is due to the high risk presented by the winching of materials off the hill.

There is no obvious diversion and Forestry and Land Scotland is directing any members of the public to the alternative routes onto the hill, at Gleann a Chaolais climbers car park, NN 0469 5886, and via Beinn Bhn, which is accessible from Ballachulish village.

There will also be frequent haulage movements on the forest road network around the immediate forest and where people are asked to follow safety signage at all times.

FLS said: We are  aware that climbers and hill walkers use this hill path to access Sgrr Dhearg and Sgrr Dhnuill and would take this opportunity to apologise for any inconvenience.