Places to visit

Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve

Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve

One of the natural wonders of the Highlands

  • 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.