Corrieshalloch Gorge And Falls Of Measach National Nature Reserve

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Braemore,, Ross Shire, IV23 2PJ

    Corrieshalloch Gorge and Falls Of Measach are a spectacular mile-long gorge and waterfall.

    At 61m (200 ft) deep, Corrieshalloch Gorge is one of the finest examples in Britain of a box canyon. The river which carved this channel through hard metamorphic rock plunges 46m (150 ft) over the Falls of Measach.

    A suspension bridge a little way downstream from the falls was built by John Fowler (1817-98), joint designer of the Forth Railway Bridge. From here you can look down into this spectacular, steep-sided slot gorge.

    Meltwaters created Corrieshalloch Gorge shortly before glaciers left the area. Its 60m deep with near vertical walls and in places its very narrow, only 10m across at the lip. The inaccessible ravine supports a rich and varied Atlantic bryophyte flora. The River Droma flows through the gorge in a series of waterfalls, the largest of which is the 46m Falls of Measach. Further downstream, a viewing platform provides an excellent vantage point looking up towards the falls.


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