Popular boardwalk and bridge closed at Glenfinnan for repairs

The popular Dragonfly Walk at Glenfinnan. Photograph: NTS NO F31 Dragonfly Walk
The popular Dragonfly Walk at Glenfinnan. Photograph: National Trust for Scotland. NO F31 Dragonfly Walk

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The Dragonfly Trail path from just opposite the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) visitor centre at Glenfinnan has had to be closed because of safety issues with the bridge and boardwalk.

The popular wooden boardwalk, which takes people across the River Callop towards the east shore of Loch Shiel, will remain closed until the autumn, say the NTS.

People can still access the forestry track beside Loch Shiel and the Pinewood Trail up the knoll of Torran Dubhais with a longer walk in, approximately 1.5 miles, from the Callop parking area off the A830, east of Glenfinnan.

A Forestry and Land Scotland spokesperson told the Lochaber Times: ‘A recent structural inspection of the timber walkway at the Dragonfly Trail, Glenfinnan, [south end of the bridge] revealed some timbers and fixings were no longer fit for purpose.

‘We are still carrying out a full assessment and as a safety precaution have decided to close the walkway. Once we know what repairs are needed, we will consult with local stakeholders on possible solutions.’

CAPTION: The popular Dragonfly Walk at Glenfinnan. Photograph: National Trust for Scotland. NO F31 Dragonfly Walk