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Scotland's most Spectalcular Waterfall???

Scotland's most Spectalcular Waterfall???


Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:14 am

Route description: Falls of Glomach via Glen Elchaig

Corbetts included on this walk: Sgurr Gaorsaic, Sgurr Mhic Bharraich

Date walked: 04/09/2016

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Falls of Glomach



The last day of my 6 day Corbetteering trip and I had left a long day to finish up on. The target for the day was Sgurr Gaorsaic- The Horror Peak! I had been utilising the bike well for the previous week and thought another trip up the beautiful Glen Elchaig would round things off nicely. Additionally this route offers passage past the Falls which are described as the most impressive in the UK-I would wait and see…

The day started off well with only a hint of rain coming through the clouds which were well broken. The previous three days had been wet wet wet and with wild winds on the tops so I was looking forward to a slightly better day weather wise today. I headed off from Killilan about 0830 and was soon flying up Glen Elchaig on the bike.
Unlike the previous few days I only encountered a handful of Highland Cows blocking my path and as usual I gave them a wide berth. The sun was now more prevalent as I hid the bike and headed off on foot up towards the gorge of the Allt a’ Ghlomaich. This was fantastic, the path was narrow and relatively exposed but the gorge felt pre historic and I felt like I was wondering around Jurassic Park! Although fine for hillwalkers this is definitely no tourist path and I would be wary about tackling it with children or inexperienced walkers!

ImageFalls of Glomach by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

Soon the falls came in to sight and the sound of the water falling 375 ft was immense. I was looking forward to a closer view. To achieve this you need to drop down a steep path to a platform that give a great view of the falls. What an immense place. I have posted a few pictures and also hope the short film does the falls justice….. Are these the most impressive falls in the UK??

ImageFalls of Glomach by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageFalls of Glomach by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

ImageFalls of Glomach by Scotland's Mountains, on Flickr

After taking in the falls I headed off o bag the Corbett. The ground between the falls and the Horror Peak is pathless , boggy and very rough!! I must admit that I was glad to get back to the path after bagging this one. Crossing the burn also proved a little tricky but I had my gaiters on and headed over with the water getting to about knee height! The views from the top were great and showed off how may bigger peaks there are in the area, from the tops in Glen Affric to those in the Sheil area.
I eventually got back to the car around 1700 and then a 3.5hr drive home to end the holiday.
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