We are approximately half way through our most ambitious project yet – to re-route the Coastal Way along the coast between Whiting Bay and Lamlash. Part of the route follows existing footpaths, but we are building a 2km linking path along the coast between Ardlui and Cordon.
Although the new route will no longer go to Glenashdale Falls (a side trip could be taken!), it does pass through Whiting Bay, where many walkers stay overnight or stop for provisions and refreshment. The new route also takes in several interesting features and has several different underfoot conditions where before there was a long stretch of forestry track.
The 2km path we are building will snake its way on and off the beach to go around natural features and allow for variety in the walk. Approximately one third will be on the beach (in sections of a few hundred metres at a time) with the other two thirds being made up of a 1m wide boardwalk in the woods just above the high tide mark.
We hope to have the route finished in the Autumn, but walkers can still take advantage of parts of the finished path this summer, walking on the beach for the sections that are yet to be completed. An overview map is below but if you want a more detailed one, or to know exactly how far through the work we are, please contact us.