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Wire Crossing over Allt a'Chonais

Hi all,


Any info on the above river crossing?
Am i right in thinking its around NH 076 465?
Is it still functioning?


Grateful for any word.

Barry T.

Re: Wire Crossing over Allt a'Chonais

I've been there a number of times (2013, 2016, 2017) and have always just walked straight across rather than faff around and risk a garotting . . .

Take a look here

Re: Wire Crossing over Allt a'Chonais

Thanks Humphrey, probably the wisest move.

Barry T

Re: Wire Crossing over Allt a'Chonais

Barry,
I've never understood why people continue to use this wire contraption when there is a perfectly good footbridge at NH 075 467.

Ian

Re: Wire Crossing over Allt a'Chonais

I was there a few weeks ago and the wire bridge shown on the map is disappointingly slack (as it has been for some years) and, I think, designed by the landowner to deposit backpackers in the river:slightly_smiling_face: .

There are a couple of wires further downstream which are taut and useable.

If you look here you can see the slack wire by the path from Bealach Bernaisand the good one with the landowner hauling a deer across the stream while his hunt team race easily across the wire bridge.

http://mpaulm.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/cape-wrath-trail-part-1b-tgoc-backup.html

There's also a picture of the crossing point through the stream (near the slack bridge) which was used by me and the horse in the horse box you can see in the picture.

I've been here a couple of times too, and I can't remember seeing the bridges shown on the OS map but I will have a look when I come this way again.

Paul