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Aug 25th, 2016

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Further updates on the Donich Circular Path

Concerns continue over the path up to the waterfall.  This is the response I received from the planning authority relating to the concerns I have been reporting around the restoration of the path. “The NP Access Officer (Guy Keating) has been in on-going discussion with the Project Manager regarding the restoration of the footpath and […]

Aug 1st, 2016

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No idea what is happening now…

Most active work at the hydro now seems to have ceased (possibly for the Glasgow fair holiday?).  The path is still unsurfaced and looks like a building site; I asked the planning department if it was still supposed to be opening on 1st August (which is now today) and they had no info that it […]

Jul 7th, 2016

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Significant progress made on path

There has been a lot of progress made on the path in the last couple of days.  A lot of it has been levelled off ready to be surfaced, and (critically) drainage pipes are now funnelling the water into a channel at the side rather than having it running down the middle.  A lot of […]

Mar 24th, 2016

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Restoration of Path

Today by my reckoning was three months since the path up to the waterfalls was closed. Access was supposed to have been restored at this point, and the path reinstated in a ‘normal’ condition (in fact this was a specific condition of the planning permission being granted). As of today the path is a) still […]

Jan 23rd, 2016

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Lots of new construction and ‘Diversion Path’

Construction is now in full swing, both at the bottom, where there are huge piles of pipes, and at the top. I walked round the ‘diversion path’ yesterday and was passed by at least five vehicles. The road at the top is a sea of mud, and turning on to the path down to join […]