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Taking the Posties Path – Gabhail a’Chreig

In the 1860’s postman Kenneth McLennan carried the mail twice a week from Ullapool to Achiltibuie, a distance of 23km. Today’s Posties Path is still challenging but runs for a shorter distance, covering the 11km between Achduart in Coigach, and Blughasary at Strathcanaird. Although both ends of the path are incorporated into core paths (Culnacraig Circular and Dun Canna Core Paths), the central section of the route is still a serious undertaking with treacherous sections. Improvement to the Posties Path are being implemented by the Scottish Wildlife Trust (in coordination with Keanchulish Estate) as a project within the Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) Scheme. The aim of the project is not to provide an aggregate-topped path, similar to other CALLP projects such as Acheninver Path or sections of the Suilven Path, but rather to improve access over the most awkward sections and obstacles. Early one sunny morning in March I walked the path with the Scottish Wildlife Trust North Reserves Team to review the work so far. Starting from Achduart on the Ben Mòr Coigach Estate we walked

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Lochinver: the Plaice to be this April!

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership are delighted to announce this year we will be holding a ‘Food of the Sea Festival’ on Sunday the 14th April 2019 at Culag Park, Lochinver. It will be a one-day event showcasing local producers, suppliers and businesses from the Coigach and Assynt area to celebrate the fin-tastic seafood we have available here. Alongside produce stalls we hope to have some live cooking sessions where you can try some different ways of preparing and using local ingredients. Live music and family activities will also be scheduled over the day. If you would be interested in having a stall, showing us your cooking skills or supplying the event please get in touch! We would love to have as many local businesses and charities as possible join us for the celebration. Keep your eyes peeled for the logo reveal and more information of the event! Contact: Vickii Campen email: vcampen@coigach-assynt.org Office: 01571 844638

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CALL Dry Stone Wall Training Repairs Common Grazings Wall

Many thanks to Dave Goulder for leading the two Dry Stone Wall Training day.  The first days training was in Coigach on 4th May 2016.  The second day 13th May 2016 was based near Stoer Village Hall on repairing a section of the Common Grazing Wall (shown right). Thanks also to the participants John, Mike, Nigel, Patricia, and Scottie, who had an enjoyable day, and had nothing but praise for Dave and the day.  The training was made possible by the support of the Coastal Communities Fund.

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