Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby Graham » 27 Jul 2017, 8:27am

I changed your title to try to help the forum users. ( As suggested ).
EDIT : also highly relevant for searching for historic post.

Yours was a particularly generic title for a highly specific request.

I am not going to notify individual posters when I change a title, although you are welcome to get in touch if I judge things incorrectly.

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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby Dawesboi » 27 Jul 2017, 12:18pm

I've walked a short section of it near Alt Sigh. Typical forestry track, steep and stony, but firm.
Preferable to the A82's blind corners and unpredictable tourists any day :0

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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby ukdodger » 27 Jul 2017, 12:58pm

Graham wrote:I changed your title to try to help the forum users. ( As suggested ).
EDIT : also highly relevant for searching for historic post.

Yours was a particularly generic title for a highly specific request.

I am not going to notify individual posters when I change a title, although you are welcome to get in touch if I judge things incorrectly.


You again Graham. I cant help wondering who you think you are to be playing teacher. It's mods like you that overstep their remit that send posters away.

I posted with that title so as to arouse curiosity. Not so that it was specific. Why dont you just butt out and mind your own business. You're just a jumped up poster not the board owner.

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Anyone know this path

Postby ukdodger » 27 Jul 2017, 12:58pm

ukdodger wrote:It's on the West side of Loch Ness alongside the A82. Is it a made up path or dirt & gravel?

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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby nirakaro » 27 Jul 2017, 1:08pm

This is generally a remarkably friendly and polite forum. Not always though.

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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby ukdodger » 27 Jul 2017, 1:11pm

nirakaro wrote:This is generally a remarkably friendly and polite forum. Not always though.


And I'm generally polite and friendly but some mods here dont have enough to do.

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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby Dawesboi » 27 Jul 2017, 1:21pm

I would not have even read this thread, let alone added my little bit of information, had the title not been changed.

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Postby ukdodger » 27 Jul 2017, 2:16pm

Dawesboi wrote:I would not have even read this thread, let alone added my little bit of information, had the title not been changed.


Thanks for stiring things up but your input wouldnt have been necessary anyway. I have had all the answers I wanted under my title.

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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby Bonefishblues » 27 Jul 2017, 2:36pm

Your thread may, as Graham says, now help others in the future, should they do a site search for similar/same info.

Greater good, a community, and all that.

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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby ukdodger » 27 Jul 2017, 2:50pm

Bonefishblues wrote:Your thread may, as Graham says, now help others in the future, should they do a site search for similar/same info.

Greater good, a community, and all that.


Well any excuse is better than none.

Moderation is supposed to be just that. Not censorship.

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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby Paulatic » 27 Jul 2017, 6:55pm

Bonefishblues wrote:Your thread may, as Graham says, now help others in the future, should they do a site search for similar/same info.

Greater good, a community, and all that.


Put "Great Glen Way" into the search box and this topic will come up. It doesn't need to be in the heading unless you are a person who only searches headings. Which I don't recall being a default.
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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby Bonefishblues » 27 Jul 2017, 7:56pm

OP didn't know that, nor did I. Luckily you did, so future searchers who know exactly what they are searching for will now be able to find it, as they will if they put in some more generic terms I guess.

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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby ukdodger » 27 Jul 2017, 9:10pm

Paulatic wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:Your thread may, as Graham says, now help others in the future, should they do a site search for similar/same info.

Greater good, a community, and all that.


Put "Great Glen Way" into the search box and this topic will come up. It doesn't need to be in the heading unless you are a person who only searches headings. Which I don't recall being a default.


I dont think the part I was interested in is The Great Glen Way. In any case I wanted to hear from someone who had ridden it.

For what it's worth I've been posting here for ten years no one has altered my wording on any post. Graham has twice in one year without discussion and then he disappears. He says it's to help other posters. Pull the other one. He does it because he's a control freak and it's a racing cert that it will happen again.

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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby matt2matt2002 » 27 Jul 2017, 10:19pm

I've done Inverness /Fort William many times.
Always down the East side and up the West side.
Coming out of fort Augustus the East side hill is a killer so take my chances on the busier road on the West side.

Last trip I tried the Great Glen way out of Fort Augustus and gave up after 5 miles. Too hilly. Not too bad a surface to be honest but I wasn't making good time and would have missed my bus back home to Aberdeen from Inverness.
I think it would be doable and much safer than the A road.
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Re: Path/track on western side of Loch Ness. Info please

Postby SimonCelsa » 27 Jul 2017, 10:30pm

I rode that path/track from Inverness to Fort Augustus a few years ago.

I found it unnecessarily hilly (parallel A82 pretty flat on that stretch) & lacking in views due too many trees. Bailed out around Invermoriston & completed the route on the A82.

South of Loch Ness is much preferable,

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