Corrieshalloch means "ugly hollow" in Gaelic, but I didn't find anything ugly about it. This is one of the most beautiful Nature Reserves I've visited. This slot gorge or box canyon was carved out by glacial melt waters between 2.6 million and 11,500 years ago. The River Droma flows through the gorge. In less than a mile, the river drops over 328 feet through the gorge in a series of waterfalls. The most dramatic of these waterfalls is the Falls of Measach, which drops over 147 feet. In Gaelic, the name of the waterfall is Easan na Miasaich which means "fall of the place of the platters." The platters term refers to the smooth rounded boulders of the riverbed above the falls.
|Standing on the suspension bridge, looking down.|
If you're afraid of heights, a visit to this gorge might be a bit uncomfortable or even frightening. It is a long way down from the 82 foot long suspension bridge which spans the gorge, especially since it sways gently in the wind or if someone else is walking or running across it. This bridge was built in 1874 by Sir John Fowler, one of the designers of the Forth Rail Bridge. This bridge is actually over the falls.
|The suspension bridge|
|A close up of the Falls of Measach taken from the viewing platform downriver.|
|The waterfall with the suspension bridge above it, taken from the viewing platform.|
|The trail through the forest.|
|The vertical cliff with lots of ferns and plants.|
|Looking across the gorge to the viewing platform we'd stood on earlier.|
|The wonderful woodland trail|
|Here I am checking out the posted info. :)|
|Wildflowers by the trail leading up the hill.|
|Heather beside a log|
|View over Strath Broom and Loch Broom|
Thanks for taking the tour with me through Corrieshalloch Gorge! Are you afraid of heights? Do you love waterfalls and walks through nature?
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