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


Ramblers Scotland supports Postie’s Path project

We’re pleased to announce that Ramblers Scotland have awarded Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape £10,000 towards the repair work on the Postie’s Path. Danny Carden of Ramblers Scotland came to walk a section of the Postie’s Path on a walk led by Michelle Henley of the Scottish Wildlife Trust, the delivery partner organisation for this project. Danny said: “It’s been incredible today to get the chance to walk a section of the Postie’s Path and to learn more about its rich history and its exciting future thanks to this restoration project. We experiences some of the challenges on the route at the moment, and it just emphasised the importance of getting more, good quality paths on the ground here in Scotland, one of the key aims of our Out There campaign. That’s why we’re so happy to be able to award £10,000 towards the Postie’s Path and help more people enjoy this very special place.” Boyd Alexander, Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape Partnership Scheme Manager, said: “The Postie’s Path now is actually just from Blughasaray to Culnacraig. It’s just over

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