Re-Open the Dalwhinnie Railway Crossing

As some of you know the well-used access across the (very quiet) railway line at Dalwhinnie has been closed by Network Rail. Please sign the Ramblers petition demanding its re-opening.

we’ve secured a meeting with Network Rail on Tuesday 21 September alongside national and local activists to discuss the unacceptable closure of Dalwhinnie level crossing.

We’ll also share the results of our joint petition – signed by more than 8,000 people so far – to Network Rail managers.
 With just days to go until this important meeting, please help us stand up for access by urgently sharing the petitionat with your friends, family and followers!
The more people who sign, the stronger the case we can make for unlocking the gates.

Network Rail has acknowledged the widespread concerns over its failure to consult before shutting the level crossing, which links to popular lochs, glens and hills including Ben Alder.

However, it has so far refused to consider reopening the historic route. 

Our petition will close on Tuesday morning, so please share with friends now to show Network Rail that it cannot ignore residents, walkers, families, wheelers, paddlers, cyclists and horse-riders who use this crossing.

Thanks again for your support,

Helen Todd
Campaigns manager
Ramblers Scotland

PS The National Access Forum has also invited Network Rail to its next meeting to discuss the implications of level crossing closures. Meanwhile, the Scottish Government has launched an investigation into how many core paths go over private level crossings. We’ll keep you updated as these issues develop.

By John Bainbridge

Rambler, hillwalker, stravaiger and trespasser, access campaigner. Novelist writing historical and period crime fiction.


  1. Thanks for highlighting this. I can’t believe they would close this crossing, which I have passed over several times. More annoying still is that “We understand that vehicular access to the local estate will continue” One rule for the rich and another for us commoners.
    I have signed the petition and shared with as many people as possible.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you. NR are on a mission to close perfectly safe crossings, they closed one near us recently, despite the fact that there had been only one recorded death in the lines’ history – and that was a suicide.

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