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TITLE
Corry Halloch (Corrieshalloch) near Loch Broom
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1444
PLACENAME
Corrieshalloch
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
PERIOD
1870s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33367
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
Wester Ross
gorges
waterfalls
rivers
bridges
footbridge
footbridges
trees
plants
rhododendrons
footpaths
car parks
tourism
tourist attractions
Corry Halloch (Corrieshalloch) near Loch Broom

This postcard shows the Corrieshalloch Gorge near Braemore, about twelve miles south of Ullapool. Formed by the erosion of hard metamorphic rock, it is over a mile (1½ km) in length and 200 feet (61 metres) deep. Within it the River Droma plunges for 150 feet (46 metres) over the Falls of Measach. The falls can be viewed from a suspension bridge designed by Sir John Fowler (1817-98), engineer of the Forth (Rail) Bridge, who bought the Braemore estate in 1867.

The gorge is managed by the National Trust for Scotland and is a National Nature Reserve. In recent years, efforts have been made to replace non-native conifers and the invasive Rhododendron ponticum with native species of tree and plant. In 2006 the rock supporting the suspension bridge was strengthened, a new viewing platform was installed and an improved footpath network created. A new car park was also opened on the A832 Dundonnell road.

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Corry Halloch (Corrieshalloch) near Loch Broom

ROSS: Lochbroom

1870s

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; Wester Ross; gorges; waterfalls; rivers; bridges; footbridge; footbridges; trees; plants; rhododendrons; footpaths; car parks; tourism; tourist attractions

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the Corrieshalloch Gorge near Braemore, about twelve miles south of Ullapool. Formed by the erosion of hard metamorphic rock, it is over a mile (1½ km) in length and 200 feet (61 metres) deep. Within it the River Droma plunges for 150 feet (46 metres) over the Falls of Measach. The falls can be viewed from a suspension bridge designed by Sir John Fowler (1817-98), engineer of the Forth (Rail) Bridge, who bought the Braemore estate in 1867.<br /> <br /> The gorge is managed by the National Trust for Scotland and is a National Nature Reserve. In recent years, efforts have been made to replace non-native conifers and the invasive Rhododendron ponticum with native species of tree and plant. In 2006 the rock supporting the suspension bridge was strengthened, a new viewing platform was installed and an improved footpath network created. A new car park was also opened on the A832 Dundonnell road.