Corrieshalloch Gorge

[Falls of Measach, Corrieshalloch Gorge]

A breathtaking natural phenomenon hides beneath the forest canopy by the road between Inverness and Ullapool. Corrieshalloch Gorge is possibly Scotland's most impressive box canyon: only 10 metres wide but 60 metres deep, carved by meltwater at the end of the last ice age. Water plunges in at the top end by a majestic, silvery plume known as the Falls of Measach. Visitors are treated to a grandstand view thanks to a Victorian suspension bridge over the deepest point (heed the maximum numbers warning!), as well as a more modern viewing platform which teeters above the abyss. It's certainly one of the most impressive and accessible sights in north-west Scotland, and an obligatory stop on the North Coast 500 driving route. As ever with this type of scenery, these photos don't capture the sheer scale of the place.

[Path between the suspension bridge & viewing platform]

📌 Corrieshalloch Gorge ★★★★★
Location: Off A832 just west of the A835 junction, Braemore, G.R.: NH 203780 ///settled.rail.baths
Anything else? From the car park (charge / donation) at G.R.: NH 202780 ///upper.bidder.noun it's a 5-min downhill walk to the gorge suspension bridge on a good path, and a similar distance further to the viewing platform beyond.

[Corrieshalloch Gorge]

[Suspension bridge]

[Falls of Measach & the suspension bridge from the viewing platform]

[A short loop provides a scenic alternative path back to the car park]

[View over Loch Broom from the A832 viewpoint a mile west of the gorge]


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