walkhighlands

This forum is for general discussion about walking and scrambling... If writing a report or sharing your experiences from a route, please use the other boards.

Blackwater dam - new fence

Blackwater dam - new fence


Postby Plavuizen » Mon May 20, 2019 9:17 pm

Hello,

Not sure this is the right place to post this message (no doubt I’ll receive comments when not), but last week I noticed a new fence was made at the north end of Blackwater dam near Kinlochleven. The old fence, based on a lot of internet research, was easily and often crossed, the new fence is considerably more difficult to cross. See picture below. Not sure how the south end looks like as I changed my route from crossing the dam southbound to taking the path north-east to Loch Chiarain and Loch Treig.

831B802E-6BDD-41CA-ADCA-05B6491DAFD1.jpeg
Plavuizen
Mountaineer
 
Posts: 22
Munros:4   
Sub 2000:1   
Islands:2
Joined: Oct 14, 2017

Re: Blackwater dam - new fence

Postby Caberfeidh » Tue May 21, 2019 8:04 am

That appears to be a picture of an Australian dam. :shock: Maybe they just don't like people walking all over their nice dam. It might wear down and let the water out.
User avatar
Caberfeidh
Stravaiging
 
Posts: 7143
Joined: Feb 5, 2009

Re: Blackwater dam - new fence

Postby bydand_loon » Tue May 21, 2019 10:12 am

You dont need to cross the dam, theres a decent path just below it
bydand_loon
Hill Bagger
 
Posts: 291
Joined: Jan 3, 2013
Location: Aberdeen

Re: Blackwater dam - new fence

Postby WalkWithWallace » Tue May 21, 2019 6:46 pm

Bit extreme, what's the harm in crossing the dam. Done it a few times before. :?
User avatar
WalkWithWallace
Backpacker
 
Posts: 229
Islands:24
Joined: Jan 27, 2019
Walk wish-list




Walkhighlands community forum is advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to General discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 34 guests