Update on Cycle track, Benderloch.

Campbeltown to Oban, Fort William and Inverness
(The Caledonia Way)
(Extract from Sustrans website 10 May10) In early 2010, Sustrans completed the section of path along the disused railway from Inverfolla to Appin, giving a 4-mile traffic-free stretch from Inverfolla to Dallens. The route will eventually link to Creagan Bridge, but at the moment is accessed by a ramp near the bus stop at Invervolla (Note: no car parking is allowed here). There is one crossing of the A828 near Appin, but apart from that the route is flat, safe and ideal for families all the way to Dallens, where there is a parking layby. The path takes you along the shore by Castle Stalker where you get a view not available to travellers on the trunk road! Transport Scotland is currently building a new path between Glencoe and Ballachulish Bridge which will be complete by summer 2010.
Further sections which have been completed are – traffic-free path between Ganavan and Dunbeg just north of Oban (1.25 miles), a new ramp near Oban Airport, path through Benderloch (0.4 miles), from the Sea Life Centre to Creagan Bridge (3.7 miles), Inverfolla to Dallens (4 miles) and the Holly Tree Hotel to Ballachulish (3 miles). Sustrans was successful in obtaining £0.5 million from the ERDF fund for the next 18 months, in addition to the funding we receive from the Scottish Government for the project.
Plans for this year include building a 1.5 mile section north of Benderloch. We are continuing land negotiations and route option studies along the remaining sections.
Work is also being done on developing an interpretation programme for the route to include artwork, seating and access controls.
More information: Sustrans National Cycle Network
Benderloch cycle track

Benderloch cycle track

This is the latest news about the cycle track being developed by Sustrans, Transport Scotland and Argyll & Bute Council working in partnership on the 32 miles between Oban and South Ballachulish. Plans for this year include building a 1.5 mile section north of Benderloch.Campbeltown to Oban, Fort William and Inverness (The Caledonia Way)Extract from Sustrans website 10 May10.

In early 2010, Sustrans completed the section of path along the disused railway from Inverfolla to Appin, giving a 4-mile traffic-free stretch from Inverfolla to Dallens. The route will eventually link to Creagan Bridge, but at the moment is accessed by a ramp near the bus stop at Invervolla (Note: no car parking is allowed here). There is one crossing of the A828 near Appin, but apart from that the route is flat, safe and ideal for families all the way to Dallens, where there is a parking layby. The path takes you along the shore by Castle Stalker where you get a view not available to travellers on the trunk road! Transport Scotland is currently building a new path between Glencoe and Ballachulish Bridge which will be complete by summer 2010.

Further sections which have been completed are – traffic-free path between Ganavan and Dunbeg just north of Oban (1.25 miles), a new ramp near Oban Airport, path through Benderloch (0.4 miles), from the Sea Life Centre to Creagan Bridge (3.7 miles), Inverfolla to Dallens (4 miles) and the Holly Tree Hotel to Ballachulish (3 miles). Sustrans was successful in obtaining £0.5 million from the ERDF fund for the next 18 months, in addition to the funding we receive from the Scottish Government for the project.

Plans for this year include building a 1.5 mile section north of Benderloch. We are continuing land negotiations and route option studies along the remaining sections. Work is also being done on developing an interpretation programme for the route to include artwork, seating and access controls.

More information: Sustrans National Cycle Network

May 11, 2010   Posted in: argyll and bute council, Barcaldine, Benderloch, Community, Community Council, Creran

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