Loch Glencoul

Bridge and Waterfalls in Sutherland

The distinctive curving bridge linking Kylesku and Kylestrome is sometimes described as one of the most beautiful bridges in world. It sits in an amazing location, in the heart of the North West Highlands Geopark, and carries traffic over the strongly tidal stream. In the summer months, a boat trip from the old ferry slip in Kylesku gives you a chance to enjoy the spectacular scenery and get a great view of the highest waterfall in Britain, Eas a Chual Aluinn, (meaning ‘waterfall of the beautiful tresses’) at the head of Loch Glencoul. A lovely short walk around the back of Kylesku village gives good views of Loch Glencoul and the Kylesku Bridge. The Geopark Rock Stop in Unapool, one mile south of the bridge, has an exhibition on the rocks and landscapes of the North West Highlands and is a great spot for viewing the Glencoul Thrust, where older rocks have been heaved upwards by tremendous forces within the earth and have come to rest on top of younger rocks.

Visiting Loch Glencoul

Duration: 20 minutes