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Forestry and Land Scotland is advising hillwalkers and other visitors that its Glen Lochy Car Park will close for up to 12 weeks from 1st October 2023 to allow improvement works to be carried out. 

The car park is frequently used by walkers accessing Ben Lui and Beinn a’ Chleibh because its proximity to the hills reduces the walk-in distance.  

The works – to increase the car park capacity aims to minimise the need for roadside parking on busy days.   

Sarah Hunt, FLS’ Visitor Services Forester in the area, said;  

“Glen Lochy is a quiet stopping place between Dalmally and Tyndrum at the side of the busy A85. 

“It’s very popular for picnics and with hill walkers, on a busy day that can lead to over-crowding, which leads some people to park at the roadside, which makes things difficult for other motorists. 

“We would strongly advise hillwalkers and visitors not to come to Glen Lochy car park while the works are ongoing and to instead consider other options while the work is being carried out.” 

It is anticipated that weather permitting, the works will be completed and the car park re-opened by early 2024.


Notes to Editors

  1. Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) manages forests and land owned by Scottish Ministers in a way that supports and enables economically sustainable forestry; conserves and enhances the environment; delivers benefits for people and nature; and supports Scottish Ministers in their stewardship of Scotland's national forests and land.

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