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The Falls of Corry Halloch (Corrieshalloch) in spate

This postcard shows the waterfalls in the Corrieshalloch Gorge near Braemore, about twelve miles south of Ullapool. Formed by the erosion of hard metamorphic rock, the gorge 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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The Falls of Corry Halloch (Corrieshalloch) in spate

ROSS: Lochbroom

postcards; Ross-shire; Ross and Cromarty; Wester Ross; gorges; rivers; bridges; footbridge; footbridges; trees; plants; rhododendrons; footpaths; car parks; roads

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This postcard shows the waterfalls in the Corrieshalloch Gorge near Braemore, about twelve miles south of Ullapool. Formed by the erosion of hard metamorphic rock, the gorge 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.