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Windblown trees blocking Conic Hill path

Windblown tree blocking path

**UPDATE 8TH MARCH** – the windblown trees have now been cleared and the path is passable with care.  Some further work will still be required to repair damage to the path. 

Update 26th January – The Conic Hill path has been closed due to damage caused during Storm Isha. Severe winds brought down a large number of trees and many of these have fallen across the Conic Hill path. Further trees were uprooted and are now hanging on other trees, making it unsafe to pass.

There is no access to Conic Hill from Balmaha car park and no safe alternative route at present.

The path will remain closed until Forestry and Land Scotland can assess the damage and clear the route.

We will continue to update you on the progress of clearance works.

The WHW is currently diverted via Milton of Buchanan and the footpath beside the road to Balmaha.

22nd January – The Conic Hill path from Balmaha is currently impassable due to windblown trees after Storm Isha last night.   The situation is still being assessed and updates will be posted here once the extent of the damage is known and any diversions are put in place.


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