Craggie to Lutterbeg
Start location: Craggie (NC 614 507)
End location: Lutterbeg (NC 626 486)
Geographical area: Sutherland
Path Type: Rural Path
Path distance: 0km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians
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The route follows a good path to the pre-clearance settlement of Lutterbeg.
Start at the A836 at the south end of the enclosure known as Craggie Park (NC614507). A vehicle may be parked here or beside a sheepfold just to the south.
Cross the bridge over the outflow (Feith Ghaineamhach) of Loch Loyal and follow the path which follows the shore of the loch. After crossing a burn at NC623508 the path divides. The left hand branch goes to the open bothy of Achnanclach. Take the right hand branch which continues down the east shore. After passing through a gate the path enters a strip of native woodland of birch and hazel.
After leaving the woodland the path soon enters an extensive grassy area where the dykes and house footings of the former settlement can still be seen. This is Lutterbeg.
Both sides of Loch Loyal were well populated until the townships were cleared to make way for sheep farming in the early 19th century. These townships, including Lutterbeg (Leitir bheag), appear on the map of Roy’s Military Survey of 1747-55. This path is shown on The OS map of 1878.