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National Park and Forestry car parks fiasco.

Re: National Park and Forestry car parks fiasco.

Postby MountainTrail » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:36 am

Thinking of Glen Dessary this weekend , does anyone foresee any parking or access issues at the road end ?
I don't fancy that lochside road journey to be in vain :lol:
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Re: National Park and Forestry car parks fiasco.

Postby iain_atkinson_1986 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:01 am

MountainTrail wrote:Thinking of Glen Dessary this weekend , does anyone foresee any parking or access issues at the road end ?
I don't fancy that lochside road journey to be in vain :lol:


The parking can actually be extremely busy there but I would imagine it'll be quieter than usual without bothies being open. Email the estate to see what the script is. It's been a while since I've been down there but there's a section of the road that just seems to be endlessly flooded too.
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Re: National Park and Forestry car parks fiasco.

Postby MountainTrail » Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:25 am

iain_atkinson_1986 wrote:
MountainTrail wrote:Thinking of Glen Dessary this weekend , does anyone foresee any parking or access issues at the road end ?
I don't fancy that lochside road journey to be in vain :lol:


The parking can actually be extremely busy there but I would imagine it'll be quieter than usual without bothies being open. Email the estate to see what the script is. It's been a while since I've been down there but there's a section of the road that just seems to be endlessly flooded too.


Good advice Iain thanks
Will try them with an email
Cheers
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Re: National Park and Forestry car parks fiasco.

Postby Pascal2908 » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:53 am

Does anyone know if the Glenfinnan car park has opened?
I know that the monument and cafe are closed but I was wondering if the carpark still would be open, so I can still access the mountains next week.
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Re: National Park and Forestry car parks fiasco.

Postby Sunset tripper » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:25 pm

Pascal2908 wrote:Does anyone know if the Glenfinnan car park has opened?
I know that the monument and cafe are closed but I was wondering if the carpark still would be open, so I can still access the mountains next week.

I don't know if the car park is officially open but there were several cars parked there on Monday.
You could try emailing them or phoning them.
https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/glenfinnan-monument/planning-your-visit

Or just turn up. :D
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Re: National Park and Forestry car parks fiasco.

Postby iain_atkinson_1986 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:02 pm

The car park at Loch Mòraig today!

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Went to do Ben Vuirich forgetting that's the starting point for Beinn a' Ghlo. Came back to sheer carnage. Probably 75 cars parked mainly on the verge or in the middle of a single track road. Hopefully nobody has a heart attack, puncture or breakdown because the chances of getting anything other than a car/SUV in and out of there are slim to none.
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Re: National Park and Forestry car parks fiasco.

Postby paulG2 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:32 pm

iain_atkinson_1986 wrote:The car park at Loch Mòraig today!

:shock: :shock: :shock: : Came back to sheer carnage. Probably 75 cars parked mainly on the verge or in the middle of a single track road. Hopefully nobody has a heart attack, puncture or breakdown because the chances of getting anything other than a car/SUV in and out of there are slim to none.



Ben vane exactly the same today. Where are all these new walkers coming from ? Loads and loads of first time folk!
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Re: National Park and Forestry car parks fiasco.

Postby bootsandpaddles » Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:04 am

LLTNP is trialling a system for giving up-to-date advice about car parks and facilities in the NP, starting this weekend. Car parks will be monitored on Saturdays and Sundays and the status of each car park (full, spaces etc) can be found at:

https://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/park-authority/covid-19-coronavirus/car-parks-visitor-facilities/
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