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Corrieshalloch Gorge

August 9, 2009 by admin  
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Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls of Measach

Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls of Measach

‘Wow springs to mind if you look really closely at the top of the picture you can see people stood on the suspension bridge, this should give you a good idea of the sheer magnitude of the gorge’

Falls Of Measach Corrieshalloch Gorge

Corrieshalloch Gorge is on the A835 at Braemore, 12m miles east of Ullapool, on the Ullapool to Inverness Road. When you drive along the road dont forget your camera as the trees and views are spectacular in themselves. Suddenly on this twisting road the parking area for the gorge appears, and more often than not is quite busy with tourists.
ADMISSION PRICES: £1 (honesty box)

This breathtaking mile-long gorge, is one of the finest examples in Britain of a box canyon, its 61 m (200 ft) deep. The river plunges 46 m (150 ft) over the Falls of Measach. There is a suspension bridge a little way downstream from the falls this was built by John Fowler (1817-98), he was also a joint designer of the Forth Railway Bridge. John Fowler bought the estate of Braemore in 1867. Further downstream, there is a viewing platform it provides an excellent vantage point looking up towards the spectacular falls of course for this you will need a head for heights.

**We would not recommend the gorge for people with physical disabilities.**

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