The Acheninver Path has been used by walkers to access the youth hostel for at least the last 100 years. It links to a network of local paths forming a circular route that includes the core path between Achduart and Culnacraig and onwards from Culnacraig round Ben More Coigach to Strath Cannaird. To the north the path links to a rough track which runs up to the Achlochan Peninsula.

The old path to the coast at Acheninver was uneven, eroded and waterlogged in places. The connecting coastal route to the Broch at Achlochan lacked clear way-markers and easy access. As a result, walkers in the area were more likely to contribute to erosion, trample habitats and disturb wildlife and livestock. The project, which is now complete, aimed to respect the original path construction and feel, whilst adding drainage features to improve water management across the path thereby reducing surface run off and further erosion. It just requires signage which will be planned in conjunction with the Heritage Signage Project. We now also have informal agreement from the landowner can extend the route via styles from Acheninver to Badenscallie.

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Acheninver Path: It’s a brilliant walk!

On a gorgeous sunny September weekend, after 2 hours of cajoling, I was able to coax my 6-year-old daughter into the car and head for the beautiful landscape of Coigach. 

Acheninver Coastal Path Moving Forward

Last Friday I met with the team who are coordinating the upgrade of Acheninver Coastal Path. The startup meeting was the first meeting of the Project Lead with the Contractor

 

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