This is a plan to use the trackbed of the Strathpeffer branch of the Highland Railway, which was closed in 1946, as a dedicated pathway and cycle route for local residents and tourists. The obvious advantage of using an old railway line is that it's nearly level.
There had been a feasibility study carried out in 2008 but, due to the objections of a landowner, the idea was not taken up.
The Peffery Way Association was set up as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) in 2015 with former Network Rail director, Ron McAuley, as chairman, and the first Annual Members' Meeting was held in April 2017. In August over 60 local people organised a walk along the route, equipped with stepladders and old carpet to negotiate barbed wire fences. The second Annual Meeting took place on the 1st March 2018 and fundraising has begun with £63,000 raised so far.
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