Corrieshalloch Gorge / Falls of Measach

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Date: 23 August 2022

Location: Corrieshalloch Gorge, Braemore 57.7559953,-5.0218353

"A slot-gorge is an extremely narrow and steep-sided chasm. At Corrieshalloch the gorge was not formed by the river you see today — it is not large or powerful enough to cause erosion on this scale. It was probably cut in the Ice Age (2.6 million to 11,500 years ago) by strong rivers flowing beneath a glacier occupying the Loch Broom valley.

"There are several waterfalls in the gorge, the largest being the spectacular 45m drop of Falls of Measach. Waterfalls occur where layers of rock are more resistant to erosion, preventing the river from flowing smoothly downhill.

"For many, the highlight of a visit is a walk across the bridge above the deep chasm. It was built in 1874 by Sir John Fowler, one of the designers of the famous Forth Rail Bridge. Further along, a cantilevered viewing platform high above the gorge offers unrivalled views (for those who can bear to look) of the Falls of Measach and the bridge above."

— Interpretation panel

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