Update 4th April
The Caledonian Canal towpath between Fort Augustus and Aberchalder bridge will re-open to Wayfarers from Sunday 7th April 2019. As there will still be large plant and equipment operating at Kytra Lock for the next few weeks, wayfarers will need to be escorted through the worksite and should therefore expect minor delays. There will be signage at Cullochy and Fort Augustus to advise wayfarers of this.
Update 11th March
The towpath remains closed while works at Kytra are ongoing. The shuttle taxi / minibus service in place for the Great Glen Way between Aberchalder Bridge and Fort Augustus (and vice versa) will continue to be available.
This service will be available during the following hours only: 9.30am – 3pm and 4.30pm – 5.30pm. Wayfarers should call Great Glen Travel on 07713 640990 when they arrive at Aberchalder or Fort Augustus to arrange a pick up.
Update 4th March
From Tuesday 5th March up to and including Thursday 7th March there will be a shuttle taxi / minibus service in place for the Great Glen Way between Aberchalder Bridge and Fort Augustus (and vice versa). This service will be available during the following hours only: 9.30am – 3pm and 4.30pm – 5.30pm. Wayfarers should call Great Glen Travel on 07713 640990 when they arrive at Aberchalder or Fort Augustus to arrange a pick up.
We expect the towpath to re-open on Friday 8th March but as large plant and equipment will still be operating at Kytra Lock, for safety reasons Wayfarers will need to be escorted through the work site and should expect minor delays.
Update 26th February
Works are ongoing at Kytra and the towpath remains closed, however we hope to be able to offer some access for pedestrians and cyclists from the 7th March. This is likely to be an escort through the work site with some minor delays and dependant on the works progressing as planned. Please keep an eye on our website for further updates.
Update 30th January
Whilst undertaking the installation of new lock gates at Kytra, part of a wider 18 month programme of works across the middle district of the Caledonian Canal, we encountered additional issues with the embankment, which required us to close the towpath on Monday 14th January 2019 to ensure the safety of users.
We are now progressing remediation works which require plant to access the site over the next two weeks in order for a detailed investigation to be carried out and this will enable us to decide on the best solution going forward.
We hope to allow pedestrian and cycle access to be reinstated once we are confident that there are no health and safety risks, although we do anticipate intermittent closures over the next 2-3 months to ensure any additional works can be carried out safely.
These are crucial works to ensure the continued safe and operational delivery of the Caledonian Canal and are necessary to safeguard the canal and towpath for years to come.