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Issues on JOG Trail / Issues on John o Groats Trail
« on: May 27, 2024, 01:32:31 am »
We started to notice that the John o Groats Trail is not all it seems.  With large chunks being missed out, and major places like Noss Head ignored, this trail is unsustainable.

Durness / Durness
« on: May 24, 2024, 02:00:05 am »
We got in touch with the ferry man at Durness.  He was not a happy bunny.  We tried to fix things for him, and hopefully the local councillor will help. Meanwhile, our magazine is going down well, thanks to Quintfall Forest.  As at 31 May 2024 the ferry man reported he is finally getting the road sorted out and the bus will be able to get down it.

However, there is still another problem at Rispond, where there is a "No Through Road - Private sign".  The Highland Council maintain that road so that sign should not be there.

Murkle / Murkle still a problem
« on: April 23, 2024, 08:36:26 am »
Went to see the guy at the Murkle Caravan Park.  He makes sure tourists stick to the paths, but it is the surfers who are the problem.  Also went to see two landowners, both out of course lambing but left notes for them.

Cross Country Links / Cross Country everywhere
« on: April 09, 2024, 03:03:58 am »
From the South West Path to the Moray Firth (John o Groats Trail) there are issues.  Walking along the road around Keiss as the John o Groats Trail, on which so much money has been spent, is impassable in places.  SUSTRANS have cut off the cycling route at Tain, sending people up the Pilgrims Path to the North Coast which is great news for the North Highland Way.
Even more reason to highlight problems around Dounreay.

We also note that The Highland Council Access Officer is trying to re route the CPN around Upper Bighouse Lodge.

MORAY FIRTH TRAIL / Moray Firth Trail aka John o Groats Trail
« on: March 31, 2024, 10:03:25 am »
This project has had hundreds of thousands of pounds, and refused to work with Wick Paths.  The writer is glad to see that they are now cooperating with them.  There are still problems at Embo, and more discovered three miles south of Keiss.  A discussion with a receptionist at the Gills Ferry Terminal indicated that she needed work done outside her house.  It was pointed out that this group has the money, and she should contact them.

Cross Country Links / Cross Country Links
« on: March 21, 2024, 02:38:56 am »
We are now on the Lincolnshire Access Forum, and have linked up with the South West Path... What an achievement.

Scottish Coastal Path / Aberdeenshire
« on: January 29, 2024, 10:10:59 pm »
This is an example.. Aberdeenshire are invited to add their routes here.

Horse Access / Horse Access
« on: January 28, 2024, 07:03:18 am »
Forestry and Land have been out to look at the track identified by a BHS rider.  They do not envisage doing any further pathworks at the moment.

Sutherland Space Hub / Sutherland Space Hub
« on: January 15, 2024, 02:56:01 am »
There may be problems around the Sutherland Space Hub....log on to see what they are.  These have been ongoing sinece 23 May 2023, as mentioned in the local press.

Castletown to Thurso / Murkle
« on: November 23, 2023, 02:25:08 pm »
The bit past the east side of Murkle is tricky. The rocks on the shore are incredibly slippery and the fence comes right up to the cliff top, which means crossing the fence into the field. Probably ok on an ad-hoc basis, but not for a trail without support of the landowner and some appropriate stiles.  There are also issues at West Murkle with property being sold and no curtilage being put in.  Needs rejigging completely.  Spoke to the landowner 25th November 2023.  Not really very happy.

Issues in Sutherland / Flooding at Golspie is a problem
« on: November 07, 2023, 05:10:30 am »
Restricting Access.  Hopefully this will be brought to the table at the next Sutherland LAF.

Caithness Riders Access Files / Caithness Riders Access Group
« on: October 15, 2023, 12:23:41 am »
This group existed until about 2014 and then disbanded when most of the committee moved away from Caithness.  BHS North are responsible to The Highland Council for access now. Horse owners are encouraged to join the BHS, as without them there will be no multi use track.

The author still has considerable materials from the days of CRAG and will, as time permits, put some of them here.

There is an annual e-magazine - the next one is due out in April 2024.

Caminos / Caminos of Santiago
« on: October 14, 2023, 02:31:09 pm »
Casa Ivar runs the Forum in Spain so well, we thought we might try it here.

Friends of the North Highland Way in Spain, and around the Scottish Coast.

Caminos / Moray Firth Coast
« on: October 14, 2023, 02:26:47 pm »
The Moray Firth Rangers are invited to join us and add their details here.

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Issues on John o Groats Trail by TinaIrving
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Durness by TinaIrving
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Murkle still a problem by TinaIrving
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Cross Country everywhere by TinaIrving
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Moray Firth Trail aka John o Groats Trail by TinaIrving
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Murkle by TinaIrving
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Caithness Riders Access Group by TinaIrving
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Caminos of Santiago by TinaIrving
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Moray Firth Coast by TinaIrving
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Access report update 13/10/2023 by TinaIrving
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