Walk: River Affric's rushing upper rapids

[Sgurr na Lapaich - perhaps much of Scotland used to look like this]

Walkers who have already headed up to Am Meallan from here probably expect the other little loop from Glen Affric's road end to be something of an anticlimax. Don't despair, this walk packs in a lot of variety with no need to exert much energy at all, alongside tumbling rapids. The level path won't quicken the pulse, but occasional, tantalising glimpses of high mountains will. Places like this just make you want to climb hills...

[Garbh-uisge rapids]

Name: Walk: River Affric's rushing upper rapids
Length: <1 km / <1 mile
Ascent: Negligible
Points of interest: Garbh-uisge rapids
Start / finish: Car park at Glen Affric road end, G.R.: NH 201234 / insulated living daylight

Route: Car park - Garbh-uisge - car park. Loop waymarked in blue (see River Affric section here).
Terrain: Clear footpaths, some suffering from water erosion. Section of exposed, uneven rock, with easier bypass path.
Wildlife today: Tame car park chaffinches, a couple of swans on the loch.
Weather today: Warm, sunny spells but with temperatures only just into double figures.
Anything else? Car park has a charge but tickets are usable at all Forestry Commission car parks.

[Even the views from the car park are good...]

Route credit: Forestry Commission

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