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TITLE
Corry Halloch (Corrieshalloch) Falls, Ullapool
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1446
PLACENAME
Corrieshalloch
DISTRICT
Lochbroom
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Lochbroom
PERIOD
1920s
CREATOR
J Valentine & Co.
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33369
KEYWORDS
postcards
Ross-shire
Ross and Cromarty
Wester Ross
gorges
waterfalls
rivers
bridges
footbridge
footbridges
trees
plants
rhododendrons
footpaths
car parks
roads
Corry Halloch (Corrieshalloch) Falls, Ullapool

This postcard shows a waterfall 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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Corry Halloch (Corrieshalloch) Falls, Ullapool

ROSS: Lochbroom

1920s

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

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a waterfall 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.