Insh - Drumguish - Feshie

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Insh Village, near the starting point, is a planned crofting village. The old road you follow was part of the Rathad nam Meirleach, the Thieves' Road which provided a covert way avoiding Government roads and can be traced from Glen Tromie through Badenoch and Glenmore and into Abernethy.

The second group of houses is the village of Inveruglas. This is mainly houses developed around farm cottages and buildings. Continuing, you come to Drumguish, another crofting settlement. This is on the crossroads of the Thieves' Road and the equally old road to Glen Feshie. We turn left and head for the glen.

There is a section of commercial forest to cross, but it has been sculpted and redesigned and is not just a block of conifers. The point where the route emerges is a highlight of the walk. This is a tributary glen to Glen Feshie. In this side glen there are three alternatives: cross the bridge and follow the right of way to Glen Feshie; cross the bridge and in the forest turn left; or don't cross the bridge and take a short cut through the farm of Corarnstilbeg. All three choices join again at the foot of the farm road as it arrives in Glen Feshie.

Now comes a short section along the public road, but the views of the River Feshie are fascinating. Leaving this behind, the route described takes you past the Uath Lochans and over the side of the nearby hill before following part of the Badenoch Way back to Insh.

Scotland - Highlands and Islands - Highland - Badenoch

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06/09/2014 - Mike Taylor

Walked this route in August 2014, a pleasant walk and easy to follow however I would recommend taking the shortest option from Waymark 11 to 16, the longer options are along boring forest roads. The footbridge at Waymark 11 is a good spot for a break, as is the seat on the sharp bend at Uath Lochan before Waymark 19. The text at Waymark 15 is confusing as you are already on the Feshie Road and the correct instruction is to carry straight on, similarly at Waymark 16. Waymark 25 is shown at the wrong junction, it should be 500 metres further on at NH88210 01674. Regards, Mike.

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