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Dalwhinnie Level Crossing


Access charity steps up efforts to resolve level crossing closure at Dalwhinnie

ScotWays (The Scottish Rights of Way & Access Society) is appealing for information from people who have used the Ben Alder level crossing to access long-distance routes west of Dalwhinnie in the Highlands. This is part of continuing efforts to resolve the problems created by Network Rail’s closure of the level crossing.

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The Ben Alder level crossing is immediately south of Dalwhinnie station in the Cairngorms National Park and is recorded as part of a public right of way, shown on maps and included in guidebook route descriptions dating back decades. Network Rail now disputes the level crossing’s status as part of a longstanding right of way and in July 2021 locked the pedestrian gate on safety grounds without any consultation with the local community, the access authorities or recreational interests, and only minimal consultation with the landowner. 

Taking action ScotWays is asking members of the public who have used the level crossing at Dalwhinnie as part of a long-distance through route to help by completing the questionnaire. Further information and the questionnaire can be found here. You can also email Ssotways at with any queries and to request a hard copy of the questionnaire.

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