Cross the Victorian suspension bridge over the tree-lined gorge.
Marvel at the River Droma plummeting through a series of waterfalls.
Follow the trails through the woodland for views of the surrounding area.
Look out for woodland birds, ravens and even golden eagles, which can sometimes be seen soaring above the gorge.
This mile-long box canyon, through which the River Droma rushes, takes its name from the Gaelic for ‘ugly hollow’. But that’s as far from the truth as can be.
A short steep walk, which is still wheelchair-accessible, will bring you to a Victorian suspension bridge, where you can gaze down over a series of crashing waterfalls cut naturally into a woodland cleft.
The suspension bridge was built by John Fowler, the pioneering engineer responsible for the world’s first underground railway and joint chief engineer on the iconic Forth Railway Bridge.
Due to its extraordinary natural features, Corrieshalloch Gorge is a National Nature Reserve.
Corrieshalloch Gorge is open daily, all year round.
As an added bonus, the gorge is even more spectacular when it’s raining or after a recent wet spell.
A short, steep walk from the car park along a good path takes you to the suspension bridge, which sways slightly. Walk across the 25m long bridge – stopping to enjoy the vertigo-inducing view of the river below if you dare! Then stand on the cantilevered viewing platform on the opposite side of the gorge and look down onto the crashing 45m high Falls of Measach. You may also catch glimpses of Loch Broom from here.
As well as the path leading to the suspension bridge and viewing platform, the gorge can be explored by followingtwo short trails.
Breathe in the Corrieshalloch air, infused with pine scents and droplets of water. Let the noise of the thundering waterfalls rumble through you – and be mesmerised by the rushing, wild river.
Please keep a good distance from the edge of the gorge at all times.
The site is unmanned but there is an information board at the car park.
The car park (not NTS) is off the A832, close to the junction to the A835.
Dogs should be kept on a lead at all times.
For school and group enquiries, please contact Corrieshalloch Gorge NNR on 01445 781229.
Corrieshalloch Gorge is wheelchair accessible but there are steep gradients. There is an easier walk – both wheelchair- and pushchair-friendly – to a bench where there are views of Loch Broom and the surrounding countryside.
From the A835 road to Ullapool, turn off onto the A832.
There is a car park on the right, less than a minute’s drive.
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