The 2022-23 phase of work on the ground was completed in early June 2023. A total of 443 metres of stone pitching has now been built since work on the ground started in the first week of November 2022. This, along with a further 99m of aggregate path improvement, all associated drainage, revetment wall building and landscaping, therefore took seven months to construct.
30th October – 8th December 2023: work began on section 1 of the path – the timber steps within the forest boundary. This work will not require any closure to the path.
We now intend to begin work on the 450 metres of path section 4 – Bealach Ard to West Highland Way high point – from 11 December 2023 and a path closure (approx 5 days) for helicopter delivery of the stone will take place that week.
The bulk of the work will then be from January 2024 onwards and will continue through the Spring. Other than the initial closure for helicopter deliveries, the path should remain open as there is sufficient space to walk around the work site.