Black Isle Active Travel Map
(A free tear-off tourist map is also available from outlets on the Black Isle)
New Active Travel Map published
TBI director Julian Paren has been working hard supervising the preparation of the new map, which is now printed and ready for distribution. Julian has prepared the information below, and also written an article Lockdown, walking and a new map about the joys of walking locally and discovering new paths,
The Black Isle by foot, bike, bus and train
An updated Third Edition of the fantastic green travel map of the Black Isle originally produced by Helen Stirling for the Million Miles project has been published. It is available from the usual outlets and costs 50p. The map’s title is The Black Isle by foot, bike, bus and train – the perfect map to help the smarter traveller explore the Black Isle.
The Black Isle Travel Map is a double-sided A2 folded map in A5 format and features:
- Suggested routes for cycling (including designated paths, off-road tracks, quiet roads and main roads)
- Cycle parking and bike shops;
- A summary table and highlighted routes for each of thirteen Community Cycle Links: www.transitionblackisle.org/community-cycle-links
- Bus stops and train stations;
- Suggested paths and tracks for walking off the public highway;
- Signposting to Traveline Scotland www.travelinescotland.com for train, bus and air travel; lift sharing www.liftshare.com.uk/community/hitravel ; information on cycling www.black-isle.info/cycling and walking www.blackisle.info-walking on the Black Isle taken from the Black Isle website www.black-isle.info; and other Transition Black Isle services (e.g. Black Isle Bicycles www.blackislebicycles.co.uk , and TBI’s Cycle Route Planner https://cycleroutes.transitionblackisle.org
- Amenities (e.g. schools, cafés, shops) and places of interest (e.g. dolphin watching, viewpoints);
- Nine detailed inset maps covering all of the major settlements on the Black Isle;
What’s New for the Third Edition
- Updated mapping of the settlements on the Black Isle reflecting the growth of housing in the last four years.
- The inclusion of the John o’ Groats Trail from Inverness to Alness which passes through the Black Isle.
- Footpaths in Easter Ross from Alness to Beauly in addition to those on the Black Isle.
- Additional paths on the Black Isle, while some paths in the previous map have been deleted as they have become impossible to follow.
- QR codes to access further information on the facilities of the Black Isle.
How you can help to keep the map up-to-date
A number of the off-road cycle routes and footpaths on the Black Isle have been visited by TBI members in order to ensure the accuracy of the information on the map at the time of this printing. However conditions do change. Could all users of the map please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org should they find routes and paths that are no longer viable.
Map Update Information
Feedback from users on the state of paths and tracks or access issues, or the discovery of useful paths “missing” from the map will be posted in this section. This will be valuable when the time comes to prepare a Fourth Edition in due course.
Now go and explore!
- Saturday 4 February
- 13:00 Black Isle Repair Cafe North Kessock
- 17:30 Transition Town Forres - Imbolc fundraising event
- 18:30 Knocknagael Growing Group Ceilidh
- Monday 6 February
- 19:30 RCA Fergus McCreadie Trio at Resolis
- Wednesday 8 February
- 14:00 Black Isle Men's Shed AGM
- Thursday 9 February
- 10:00 Allangrange gardening workshop - Fruit tree pruning
- Saturday 11 February
- NA Cromarty Community Market
- Saturday 18 February
- 10:00 Culbokie Community Market
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