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Yes I also walked that road in 2016 and it was because of the experience that I am reluctant to do so again.
If it wasn't for some nimbleness (jumping into a bush)that surprised even me I would have been spread across the road. A car driving at speed not only in excess of the speed limit but also dangerously due to the sharpness of the bend nearly wiped me out.
Unfortunately my reactions are not as good as they were then hence my caution.
However circumstances may force me along it, although I have not discarded the choice of the Braes of Foss option especially as I have a room booked at the Kynachan Hotel.
Good luck Ray, whichever you choose 😁
BTW there are two bridges on the B846 route, and you know my luck with bridges !!!!
I am reasonably confident you'll be fine with those bridges 😅
If it is any consolation, you would have had to cross at least two bridges and some stepping stones on the McGregor's Cave / Aqueduct route.
I was going to take the McGregor's cave route, so I'm glad I've see this post. I walked the B846 on my first Challenge 7 years ago, and thought it ok, with a bit of care, and made good fast progress. The little off-road path just E of Kinloch Rannoch is a nice start. I'll be sorry to miss out the cave route this time though, but look forward to breakfast in Kinloch Rannoch.
Imagine getting to the cave and heading off down the hull to the bridge near the dam only to find it blocked? Nightmare!!!
It's really lucky that we found out about the closure. My wife was going to walk up from TB and meet me somewhere on the track so she was researching where to park and get on the track when she came across a posting from someone saying they had been stopped by a fence and locked gate.
I wonder if SSE did a risk assessment including the risk of forcing pedestrians to use the main road because both aqueduct tracks and the path through the woods are all closed. I'm guessing that they also assumed that walkers would only join the track from the bottom, not coming across the moorland at the top.
I think there might well have been tears! along with other forms of meltdown. Grateful thanks to your wife Brian, and I hope you find al alternative meeting place.