Sponsored walk marks Kingussie path opening

Kingussie to Newtonmore via Loch Gynack – upgrade complete

An upgrade to the existing path along the shores of Loch Gynack above Kingussie is giving walkers the chance to follow the old drove route through to Newtonmore, with stunning views into Glen Banchor and the surrounding hills whilst keeping their feet dry!

The route which had previously existed as a muddy slog through peat hags and deer grass now winds along a higher route through leafy birch woods catching glimpses of the loch before opening out to stunning views up into Glen Banchor and beyond to Creag Meagaidh and Ben Alder. The walk follows the old drove route passing by the remains of historic townships before descending to join the wildcat trail in Newtonmore.

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Members of Kingussie Community Development Company (KCDC) Paths Group and Newtonmore Community Woodland & Development Trust met with COAT WestCairngorms Access Project Officer Ewan Thain and COAT Director Peter Mackay to open the route. First off along the path were supporters of Kingussie Cammanachd Club raising funds for their team on a sponsored walk.

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There still remains some work to be done at the Newtonmore end of the path to complete the link with the wildcat trail but for now the route is high and dry along the shores of Loch Gynack and makes for a great walk in itself.