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A Wade bridge on a section of Wade Road in Badenoch. Heritage Paths Project
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Smelters' path

Start location: Locheil Road, Inverlochy (NN 116 749)
End location: A82 (NN 119 749)
Geographical area: Lochaber
Path Type: Urban Path, Industrial Path
Path distance: 0.3km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

From the end of Locheil Road the obvious continuation is a cycle path; but to the right of this steps lead down a shallow grassy bank and across 10m of grass to a metal bridge over the railway. Definitely a footbridge: 1m wide and steep metal steps.
On the far side a narrow gravel-surfaced path continues between wire fences and hedges to reach the A82 at a stile a few metres E of, and opposite, Ben Nevis Motors Ford Garage. The route has street-lighting throughout its length and is clearly in regular use.

OS Landranger 41 (Ben Nevis, Fort William & surrounding area)

Heritage Information

A plaque on the bridge provides enlightenment as to how this right of way came to be:

THIS BRIDGE WAS OPENED
ON FEBRUARY 22ND 1955
BY GEORGE A WRIGHT ESQ. JP
MEMBER OF THE LOCHABER FACTORY
JOINT WORKERS COUNCIL
ERECTED BY THE NORTH BRITISH ALUMINIUM Co Ltd
FOR THE USE OF THEIR EMPLOYEES.

 

 



 

 

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