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

Highland | Garve | Short walk | ★★★

[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]

📌 Walk: By Black Water's bank - tale of two bridges ★★★
Start / finish at Silverbridge car park, A835 2 mi north of Garve, G.R.: NH 402640 ///limbs.sketching.kick

▶ 4 km / 2 mi | ▲ 50 m | ⌚ Short walk | Easy
Features: Black Water rapids & bridges
Terrain: Clear, narrow footpaths, occasionally rocky. Short section of forestry track near start.

Route & map

Car park - bridge at Little Garve via east bank - return to start via west bank. Route (mostly) signposted & waymarked in blue here (no. 1).

Route credit: Forestry and Land Scotland
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On our visit

Wildlife: Numerous birds including dippers.
Weather: Cool and mainly overcast, with a light rain shower at the start.

[Black Water]


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