One of the most impressive location in North Scotland is a section of the Corrieshalloch gorge where River Droma plunge over 100m down, one of the drop being of 45 meters at the Falls of Measach. Below is my guide with photos, video and info to plan your visit.
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Falls of Measach - Video
Let's start with short video showing you the force and height of the Falls of Measach in the narrow slot of the Corrieshallocch gorge.
PLANNING TIPS - Falls of Measach and Corrieshalloch Gorge Scotland
How to get to Corrieshalloch Gorge location
- Along A835 where it crosses with A832
- Just 20min drive (12 miles) South of Ullapool
- And 1 hour drive from Invernesss
The GPS coordinates and location on a practical map are available on the Travel Guide eBook: The Road Trip Guide Scotland
This location, along with many other beautiful places, is included in my eBook: The Road Trip Guide - Scotland.
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Visiting the Falls of Measach
- It is a great place to stop as you are driving through the Scenic Wester Ross Region
- No facilities
- Well maintained easy path to the bridge
- Steeper slopes to the other viewpoints
- Plan 20-25 minutes if you just go to the brodge and back more if you walk to the platform or the lower viewpoint
- this is not for people with vertigo
Access to Falls of Measach and Corrieshallock Gorge Walk
While driving on A835, most signs do not indicate the Falls of Measach but the Corrieshalloch Gorge. There is a parking and a gated entrance.
Near the gate you can find a Colliehalloch Gorge map with the different viewpoints and walking trails:
The path to the bridge is easy, well maintained and has a gently slope. It will take you under 7 minutes (320m). Access to the other viewpoints require to walk on steeper tracks.
The best viewpoint is from the Corrieshalloch suspension bridge over the chasm (sorry this is the only picture I took of it, I was fascinated by the falls...). It was built in 1874 by Sir John Fowler.
The Corrieshalloch Gorge Scotland
The Falls of Measach are located by a steep-sided chasm called Corrieshalloch gorge. This Gorge was not formed by the river currently running inside. It is thought to have been cut in the Ice Age by strong river flowing beneath a glacier.
There are actually several waterfalls in the Gorge. They occur where layers of Rock are more resistant to erosion.
From the bridge you clearly see the narrow chasm.
- On one side, at eye level you can see the river flowing into the big drop.
- One the other side you are 45 meter above the ground and can see how narrow the chasm
The Corrieshalloch Gorge has been made a National Nature Reserve
Falls fo Measach Scotland
The main attraction of the place is the 45 drop of the Measach Falls. Being able to see it from above on the bridge is very impressive.
If you have vertigo DO NOT GO on the bridge. This is really impressive and dizzying.
The roar of the water plunging in the chasm and the green of the leaves surrounding it make the experience quite special.
You almost see the bottom on these photos of the waterfall of Measach, this is a 45m drop!!!!
Impressive but not so easy to photography from above...
Viewing Plaform at Corrieshalloch Gorge
There are 2 other viewpoints. If you cross the bridge you can walk down to a platform (metal platform above the gorge) and see the falls of Measach with the bridge above. It is not for those with vertigo. The path is not flat on the other side of the bridge
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Impressive drop don't you think?
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