Corrieshalloch Gorge and Falls of Measach (near Ullapool)

Route: Corrieshalloch Gorge

Date walked: 09/10/2011

Time taken: 0.5 hour

Distance: 1.1km

Ascent: 30m

Date - Sun 09/10/2011
Title - Corrieshalloch Gorge and Falls of Measach
Route - Short walk to bridge over gorge and viewing platform
People - Me / Michelle
Time - 30 mins
Distance - 1.1km

Corrieshalloch Gorge Route (1km) 9 Oct 2011.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts

A quick leg stretcher after walking on Stac Pollaidh and having an oversized lunch in Ullapool. Often find it handy having OS walking maps on my phone and using a paper OS 1:250k road map in the car - easy to find nearby viewpoints, forests, walks, etc as was the case with this unplanned little gem.

Managed to avoid the lure of the burger/ice cream van in the car park and took the short walk down to the bridge for a look at the gorge and waterfall. From there it's another very short wander down the other side of the gorge to the viewing platform. The gorge is stunning and gaping over the side of the bridge is a little vertigo inducing. The waterfall is quite impressive. According to the signs, the gorge was not formed by todays river but probably cut by a glacier way back from 2.6 million to 11,500 years ago.

The bridge over the gorge was built in 1874 by John Fowler, one of the designers of the Forth Rail Bridge. I think it was given a big renovation a couple of years ago, but is again due to close at the end of 2011 for further work. The viewing platform over the gorge further along looks brand new.

Corrieshalloch Gorge from bridge

Corrieshalloch Gorge from viewing platform

From bridge





From viewing platform



Bridge can be seen above

Well worth stopping for a look if you're in the area. After the walk we drove 1km up the road to the view point looking over Strath More to Loch Broom

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