Riverside boost to famous falls
A PATH along a well-used part of the River Orchy is nearing completion.
The 1,400 metre walkway, built by Forest Enterprise Scotland, will give improved access to river users along a section upstream from the famous Eas Urchaidh waterfall.
An added boost is that a new car park at the waterfall is also set to be built.
Sport Scotland, the Andy Jackson Trust and the Scottish Rafting Association have all given financial backing and support for the developments at the River Orchy.
Forest Enterprise Scotland’s Donald MacDougall said: ‘The Orchy is a majestic river and very popular with walkers, kayakers, fishermen and rafters.
‘Parts of the riverbank above the famous Eas Urchaidh waterfalls have been used regularly over the past years but there has never been a proper path. Parking has also been limited. So by working in partnership we are changing this for the better and improving access.
‘Our aim for the new path and car parking is to create a recreational hub for all the outdoor activities in Glen Orchy.
‘Not only will the path be good news for the water sports users and fishermen, but it will provide a new link route for walkers on the Argyll and Bute core path network.
‘ We plan to start work on the new car parking soon and will be installing interpretation panels and stone wall features to help visitors find out a bit more about Glen Orchy.’
WALK THIS WAY: The new path is nearing completion at Glen Orchy.