|Location Map ( geo)|
|To:||Leanachan Crossroads, Spean Bridge (NN207811)|
|Distance:||7.3 miles (11.7 km)|
|Route outline (key)|
The C1156 is a lengthy route which loops off the A82 past scattered settlement between Fort William and Spean Bridge. It starts just north of the staggered junction at Torlundy Bridge, and heads west at first, following the river and crossing a tributary on a narrow bridge. The road then winds through the forest and past the scattered houses of Tomacharich, before turning north east and running parallel to the River Lochy and Caledonian Canal past Camisky. The road and river slowly converge, before the road turns sharply eastwards, a minor road forking left to Kilmonivaig.
The last leg of the road is very twisty, as it winds around the contours to Brackletter and then on to Highbridge. This tiny settlement takes its name from the High Bridge built by General Wade as part of the military road through the Great Glen. Highbridge itself is bypassed, meaning that the C1156 crosses the old military road without actually following it. It is then just a short distance back to the A82 at the Leanachan Crossroads, where another minor road continues ahead into the forest.