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TITLE
Glomach Falls
EXTERNAL ID
HCD01090
PLACENAME
Kintail
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochalsh
PERIOD
1940s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12712
KEYWORDS
waterfall
Falls of Glomach
Glomach Falls

Duncan Macpherson made several trips to the Falls of Glomach, describing one such visit in a chapter of his book "Gateway to Skye". He took many photographs of the waterfall, which drops 144m, later joining the river Elchaig. Although long regarded as the highest falls in Britain, it is in fact exceeded by falls in Sutherland. However, when in flood, the Glomach Falls have a greater volume, and provide a dramatic sight thundering into a gorge. The Falls are situated about 22 miles east of Kyle of Lochalsh, and can be reached by following a path, part of which follows alongside the river Elchaig, one of the 'coffin roads' used to take the dead to Clachan Duich for Christian burial. Thereafter, the Falls are more difficult to reach, particularly in wet conditions, and indeed are noted for their dangerous location


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Glomach Falls

ROSS: Lochalsh

1940s

waterfall; Falls of Glomach

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Duncan Macpherson made several trips to the Falls of Glomach, describing one such visit in a chapter of his book "Gateway to Skye". He took many photographs of the waterfall, which drops 144m, later joining the river Elchaig. Although long regarded as the highest falls in Britain, it is in fact exceeded by falls in Sutherland. However, when in flood, the Glomach Falls have a greater volume, and provide a dramatic sight thundering into a gorge. The Falls are situated about 22 miles east of Kyle of Lochalsh, and can be reached by following a path, part of which follows alongside the river Elchaig, one of the 'coffin roads' used to take the dead to Clachan Duich for Christian burial. Thereafter, the Falls are more difficult to reach, particularly in wet conditions, and indeed are noted for their dangerous location <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a>