Waterfalls in Wester Ross
The sheer-sided spectacle of Corrieshalloch Gorge carries the river Droma down a series of thundering falls, the most dramatic of which is the 45m Fall of Measach (Easan na Miasaich, meaning ‘fall of the place of the platters’. This is a reference to the smooth, rounded boulders, or platters, which occur in the river bed above the falls. A good path leads from the car park to this extraordinary natural feature. The heart-stopping highlight of any visit is to cross the gorge via a suspension bridge above the falls, from where the path leads you to a cantilevered viewing platform. The bridge itself has links to industrial heritage, being designed by one of the engineers of the iconic Forth Railway Bridge. The humidity and shelter provided by the gorge sides allows a range of special plants to thrive. A full range of visitor services, including some excellent places to eat and hear live music, are available in nearby Ullapool.