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Gleann Cia-aig Drove Road

Start location: unclassified road, north bank of Loch Garry (NH 193 023)
End location: B8005, Allt Creag Innis nam Bo (NN 183 871)
Geographical area: Lochaber
Path Type: Drove Road
Path distance: 18.1km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

Although this former drove road can be clearly seen on maps running south from Greenfield to Fedden, we have no up-to-date survey of that section and have heard that it may be affected by forestry. We'd welcome an update, but in the meantime, offer the following south-north survey based on Scottish Hill Tracks which uses the rest of the historic route.

Starting from the Eas Chia-aig waterfall carpark (NN176888), climb steeply up the higher path on the east side of Gleann Cia-aig to reach a forest road. Go north along it to its end, continuing along a path which crosses to the west side of the Abhainn Chia-aig. A very faint path continues northeast to Fedden. 
From Fedden, cross the glen northeast to reach the path which contours round below the western slopes of Sron a' Choire Ghairbh. Head north, then northeast along this path which is waymarked through the forestry to reach the Allt Bealach Easain. From there, go down the forestry road beside the Allt Ladaidh to its junction with the east-west road that runs through the forestry on the south side of Loch Garry. Turn left to reach Greenfield in 3km and from there head north to cross the bridge over the narrows of Loch Garry and meet the public road on the north side.

OS Landranger 34 (Fort Augustus & Glen Albyn area)

Heritage Information

Two centuries ago, Fedden where a ruin stands today, was a much-frequented drovers’ stance. In the early 1930s although the cottage was derelict it still had a roof and windows.
 

 



 

 

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