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Important Knoydart bridge closed

Friday 19th January 2018, 3:55pm

The Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service has advised that the footbridge over the River Carnach, at NM866965, has been closed.

The bridge, on the Camusrory Estate, is a vital link in the popular route from Inverie to Sourlies Bothy (NM869951) had become too dangerous to use and the decision was taken to remove it.

The estate intends to replace the bridge ‘as soon as possible’, but have given no target date as a considerable sum of money will have to be raised and the logistics of building a bridge in this remote location are very difficult. Planning permission will also have to be obtained.

The crossing of the River Carnach can be extremely dangerous and there have been drownings here in the past. There is no alternative route and finding a safe crossing point would involve a substantial detour up the river.

Photo by Alex Roddie.