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Pictures from Doug and Pat Ross on their trip to Scotland 2007
Corrieshalloch Gorge and Achnasheen

Corrieshalloch Gorge, 200 feet (61 m) deep, on the A835 at Braemore 12 miles (19.3 km) east of Ullapool, is one of the natural wonders of the Highlands and not to be missed, especially after periods of rain. The Droma River here has carved a spectacular mile-long box canyon (one of the finest examples of a box canyon in Britain) through hard metamorphic rock. There is a viewing platform that provides an excellent vantage point,.for which you will need a head for heights. It’s a dizzying and exhilarating experience to look upwards towards the torrent of water plunging 46m (150ft) over the Falls of Measach.  

John Fowler, joint designer of the Forth Railway Bridge, bought the estate of Braemore in 1867. 

Achnasheen in Gaelic is "Achad-na-sine", meaning "the field of storms". This small village is at the foot of Bheinn Fionn, one of the Munro group of mountains . . . i.e. a Scottish mountain with a height over 3000 feet (914.4 metres), and that may be the only reason for a visit. Another Munro, Ben Wyvis, may be seen far off to the east on a clear day. Three passengers a day pass through Achnasheen station on the Kyle of Lochalsh line, but mail and freight travel by road.

The Skye Bridge has linked the Loch Alsh across the Kyle of Lochalsh to Kyleakin since 1995. In one of the photos of the hills of Wester Ross viewed from Loch Alsh, people have reported seeing the shape of a giant's head. Another picture shows cottages on the Kyle (Gaelic "Caol" meaning "strait"). [It took two photos to show the information boards to the best advantage.]

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