Thursday, 3 April 2008
The cycle path is nearly finished.
The new cycle path close to the Hotel is nearing completion.
This is the view onto the pier from the pathway about a mile from the Hotel. The path goes all the way to the Hotel and we will make walkers and cyclists very welcome with all day food and drink....
The path is being constructed by a charity called Sustrans and is part of a national cycle path network. This section of the path runs from Oban to Ballachulish and joins with the Fort William cycle path. This means a day trip from Oban to Fort William is possible. The path mostly follows the route of the old railway line and so "hugs" the coast for most of the way. Great views!
The views to Ardgour from the path. Not a bad day for March....
As well as cycling the path is free to walkers and will rival the West Highland Way. A walk all the way top Oban from the Hotel will be around twenty two miles and follows the coast along the fantastic scenery and not even too many hills.
This is the kids bikes left on the track whilst they investigate some trees!
The path is still be tarred which will happen within the next few months according to Sustrans.
The only thing you are not allowed on the path will be cars or motorbikes.