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Disappointing or What?
by jakeyboy » Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:20 am
Route description: Corrieshalloch Gorge
Date walked: 11/09/2010
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Add an almost immediate downpour to this disappointment, and you have one very wet and disappointed walker. On the up side, I suppose I still got to visit. Half a walk was better than nothing. Excited that I was going to see a spectacular gorge from an awesome bridge, I chose the shot walk through the "Kissing Gates" only to find the bridge, (and therefore, the viewing platform) inaccessible. I decided to continue the length of the path, and was treated to rather murky views of the gorge, from the viewpoint at the Northern end of the gorge. The midges were out in some force, and the final ascent back to the car park via "Lady Fowler's Fern Walk" was pleasant enough, though strenuous given the poor conditions. Views toward Loch Broom were non-existent too, but all-in-all I was glad I'd come.
Note: Not sure If I could have got to the viewing platform from the other side of the Gorge. Maybe someone knows. Anyway I didn't investigate the possibility since the rain was by now ridiculously heavy!
Undeterred, I decided to head off to Shin Falls, but that's another story
- mountain coward
by houdi » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:37 pm
There is a nice little suspension bridge at Rogie Falls near Garve though.
by magicdin » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:49 pm
Think it was discontinued because of traffic problems - people crossing the main road etc
So I suppose there must be some sort of path from that side though maybe a bit overgrown.
I believe that they are considering reinstating access from that side - wonder if the bridge weakness is related
Visited the gorge in July this year (and also something like 30 years ago)
by Paul Webster » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:36 pm
There is no longer access from the Ullapool road as this was closed (following wind damage) a few years back.
We've put a note on the walk description.
by jakeyboy » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:54 pm
by houdi » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:22 pm
And this is probably what Paul means?
- mountain coward
by audreywaugh » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:38 am
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