The bridge closure will mean an alternative route for anyone heading for the Lost Valley in Glencoe

The bridge closure will mean an alternative route for anyone heading for the Lost Valley in Glencoe

A bridge on the main access route into a popular Highland walking and climbing area will close for repair work.

Outdoor enthusiasts heading for Glencoe’s Lost Valley and Geàrr Aonach will not be able to use the bridge leading directly to Coire Gabhail while the National Trust for Scotland carries out maintenance work.

The repairs are expected to take eight weeks and will start next Tuesday, 19 June.

The Mountaineering Council for Scotland said: “The steps on the north side are to be replaced; a metal rope handrail will be fitted on the south side and the bridge itself will have new decking, side and hand rails.

“Hillwalkers and climbers will not be able to access the site during this period and will need to take an alternative line over the bridge at Coire nan Lochan at NN 167 566.

The two bridges cross the River Coe and lead into Coire nan Lochan and Coire Gabhail, either side of Geàrr Aonach, one of the Three Sisters of Glencoe.

The MCofS added: “The NTS have clearly signed this closure at all major access points to the bridge and apologise for any inconvenience during this time.”

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