About 25 –30 miles away from the site is the Corrieshalloch Gorge, now managed by the National Trust for Scotland. As it has been raining (extensively) for most of July we decided to use it to our benefit and go and view the 150ft waterfall that descends into the gorge, The Falls of Measach.
The ultimate drop in the gorge is 200ft and you are able to experience this when you stand on the suspension bridge that spans it. If you suffer from vertigo, it is probably best avoided!
According to http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/ullapool/corrieshalloch/index.html it was built in 1874 by Sir John Fowler. As it is a suspended footbridge the maximum permitted traffic at any one time is six people due to the amount of sway you get when anyone walks on it. Down below you can see the River Droma running through the gorge for one mile onwards to Loch Broom.
It was a beautiful place to visit with the spray from the waterfall trapped inside the gorge causing a mist to build. There was also a viewing platform allowing you to go out into the gorge and take some impressive pictures.
Thankfully, the weather had been kind to us and it had stopped raining by the time we arrived so we were able to spend our time enjoying it (although we were both boiling as the biking gear is quite heavy) but we eventually got back on the bike and made our way back home. On the way I (Angela) was made to hold the camera and film some of our journey. I was a bit reticent at first but Dean rode slowly and I found I could still hold on safely, and surprisingly got some good footage. When we figure out how to do it we’ll post some of it on here… it may need some editing first though!