Update from FCS regarding both Dog Falls Bridge and Plodda Falls trails:
“The bridge at Dog Falls car park is currently being repaired and access over the bridge will be available from the end of this week.
The work to clear the windblown trees at Plodda is taking longer than expected – the contractors will be working until the end of Friday 3rd of April, then starting up again on Tuesday 7th April until probably Friday 10th April.
So Plodda will be open over the Easter weekend Sat 4th – Mon 6th April inclusive – although parts of the trail are probably damaged, so the sections along to the falls and down to the forest road will be available but the sections within the wood will stay closed – signs will direct users.”
GLEN AFFRIC ROAD CLOSURE
Saturday 25th April 9am-3pm
The road through Glen Affric will be closed to public traffic at the above times between Chisholm Bridge and River Affric Car Park (approx. 1 mile) in order to ensure the safety of those involved with the duathlon.
The only vehicles permitted beyond Chisholm Bridge will be those carrying competitors, support personnel and emergency services. The organisers apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Plodda Falls Car Park Closure
Contractors are going into Plodda very soon to clear up windblown trees that came down in the recent severe gales. They are taking the logs out through the car park so FCS will have to close the car park and the trails for the duration of the work. It will probably start early next week – Monday – should only take 5-6 days but may continue onto the end of March.
As soon as we know proper timings we will update this post – information will also be posted on FCS website at http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/visit/plodda-falls.
FCS will also be providing suitable warning signage in and around Podda area.
The World Orienteering Championships return to the UK in 2015 with the Strathglass area being chosen again as host to a number of the events. The Scottish 6 Days Event will run in parallel with the championships and competitions will use Glen Affric & Glen Strathfarrar as venues.
The dates for the Word Championships are 31 July – 7 August 2015. The event will be run in parallel with the Scottish 6 Days Event which takes place from 1-8 August 2015.
If 1999 is anything to go be there will be a considerable number of visitors – as well as competitors the sport also has a large spectator following. Check out our accommodation pages if you are thinking of staying in the area – and book early!
For further information on both events please visit www.woc2015.org and www.scottish6days.com/2015.
Entry forms now available for the 2015 Glen Affric Duathlon. All the information you need is on the new website at: www.glen-affric-duathlon.co.uk