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Glen Affric car park and paths upgraded - along with new toilet facilities

By John Davidson

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Forestry and Land have completed improvements to Dog Falls viewpoints.
Forestry and Land have completed improvements to Dog Falls viewpoints.

Work to improve a popular walk and amenities at a beauty spot car park in Glen Affric will make for a better visitor experience, according to forestry managers.

A new path cuts out a section of road walking close to Dog Falls, while viewpoints have been upgraded and a new year-round toilet installed.

Forestry and Land Scotland, working in partnership with Highland Council and VisitScotland along with local contractors, have also increased the capacity at the Dog Falls car park partway along the single-track road into the scenic glen.

FLS visitor services manager Paul Hibberd said: “Glen Affric continues to draw more and more visitors each year. The upgrades to the viewpoints will allow people to have a better and safer view of Dog Falls while the new section of path through the woodland provides a safer and far more pleasant alternative to walking along the road.

Paths in Glen Affric have been upgraded.
Paths in Glen Affric have been upgraded.

“The project has increased the capacity of Dog Falls car park and we have replaced the ageing composting toilet with a more reliable year-round alternative.

“The upgrades and new work will enhance peoples’ experience of this stunning Scottish landscape of perfectly placed lochs, mountains and a wonderful mix of pine, birch and rowan trees.”

Further work on replacing the footbridge that gives access to the Coire Loch Trail and the Dog Falls Trail is due to be completed by the end of April, Forestry and Land Scotland added.

Visitors are asked to be aware of and follow any guidance on diversion signs and to avoid work areas as the final stages of work on the bridge are completed.

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