Monday, 31 August 2015

SCOTLAND THE BEAUTIFUL: CORRIESHALLOCH GORGE & FALLS OF MEASACH (NC500) . . .

 
 
 
Another North Coast 500 find, Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls of Measach are situated just a few miles south of Ullapool and are only a short walk from the car park. Beware if you're not good with heights though... the gorge is pretty deep and standing on a slightly wobbly bridge looking down on it can be nausea inducing.
 

It's 200 feet deep, in fact. TWO HUNDRED FEET!



 


 
FUN FACT ALERT! The suspension bridge was built by the joint designer of the Forth Railway Bridge.
 
There was a viewing platform also. Suspended over the gorge. Although it felt slightly more stable than the bridge. Despite the scary warning sign.
 





I wish the pictures could do the depth justice. When I first looked out over the side of the bridge, I actually thought for a moment that I couldn't see the ground. Then I did see it, but didn't feel any less scared. It is a LONG WAY DOWN. But definitely worth a visit!

In terms of places to stay nearby, we stayed in Ullapool, at the Arch Inn, and enjoyed a lovely drink in the sunshine with a very pretty view of Loch Broom. Add delicious food and comfortable room, and it was definitely a good stay. Highly recommended.



For more information on Corrieshalloch Gorge, go here. If you want to check out the Arch Inn, pop over to this link.

If you end up visiting here, I'd love to hear your experiences.

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