Walk: By Black Water's bank - tale of two bridges

[Black Water]

Surely one of the most attractive rivers in the Highlands, the Black Water cuts a rocky route through undulating hillside north of Garve. Rogie Falls are the most well-known sight here, but this short amble further upstream gets you closer to the river bank for most of the walk, passing endless rapids. An impressive, arched bridge allows a return on the opposite bank to complete the circuit. On a sunny day it'd be easy to spend hours here visiting every little pool and waterfall.

[Cross the high, arched bridge near Little Garve to access the return leg]

Name: Walk: By Black Water's bank - tale of two bridges ★☆☆
Length: 4 km / 2 miles
Ascent: 50 metres
Points of interest: Black Water rapids & bridges
Start / finish: Silverbridge car park on A835 north of Garve, G.R.: NH 402640 / limbs sketching kick

Route: Car park - bridge at Little Garve via east bank - return to start via west bank. Route (mostly) signposted & waymarked in blue (see number 1 here).
Terrain: Clear, narrow footpaths, occasionally rocky. Short section of forestry track near start.
Wildlife today: Numerous birds including dippers.
Weather today: Cool and mainly overcast, with a light rain shower at the start.

[Black Water]


Route credit: Forestry Commission

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