10 Sep 2021

Section 2: Balloch to Strathblane

Update: this section of the route has reopened following the completion of felling operations.

(Original post):

Felling operations are taking place at Merkins Forest, northwest of Burncrooks Reservoir, from 13th September for 11 weeks (until late November 2021). This will close a section of the walking route.

During this period, those wishing to complete section 2 of the John Muir Way should use the alternative waymarked cycle route via Gartness and Dumgoyne.

Click here or on the image below to see a detailed map of the area affected. Please note that there is still access to the Burncrooks Reservoir path from the Edenmill side during these operations, but there is no through route to/from Balloch.

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