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New Link Path between Arrochar and Three Lochs Way Formally Opened

The new link path between Arrochar and the Three Lochs Way was formally opened on Saturday 22 August by the CEO of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Gordon Watson.

Mr Watson praised the work of Helensburgh and District Access Trust in making the path possible before cutting the ribbon to declare it open.

With a grant from the National Park topped up by some funding from the Access Trust, the path was constructed using locally available materials as well as road planings donated by Argyll and Bute Council, a true partnership which has made a huge improvement to what was there before. This addition has facilitated use for local path users, long distance walkers and mountain bikers who want to access the popular Three Lochs Way long distance walking route.  

The new path completes Arrochar's circular 'Hidden Heritage' trail, a more local route which links Arrochar and Tarbet and introduces visitors to the area's fascinating history. 

Following the opening ceremony, all guests climbed the new path, with younger walkers also enjoying a treasure hunt located along the route, before retiring to the Three Villages Hall, Arrochar, where local community organisations helped round things off with much needed refreshments.

Photo credit – LochLomondGuides.co.uk

For further information contact Anne Urquhart, Convener and acting Secretary, Helensburgh & District Access Trust – SCIO 031468

Balmillig B&B, 64B Colquhoun Street Helensburgh  G84 9JP anne@balmillig.co.uk  Tel: 01436 674922

Find more information on The Three Lochs Way:

www.threelochsway.co.uk 

www.facebook/ThreeLochsWay

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