Wednesday 1st May, 2019

WEGA in the North West Highlands Geopark

Day 4 – Wednesday 1st May 2019

Yesterday had been a long day, so today was to be afternoon only. – we had the morning to ourselves!

So we spent the morning at Leckmelm Gardens admiring the rhododendrons and azaleas.

Then the group reconvened and we set off for Corrieshalloch Gorge.

Our route can be seen on the map below. A selection of the my photographs are used below. You can see all of them HERE.

The bridge across the gorge

Corrieshalloch Gorge is a narrow gorge cut into the Moine Schists by melt water at the end of the last ice age. It is 60 metres deep and 10 metres wide.

THIS PAGE, written by Pete Harrison, our guide and mentor, gives a very good geologic description of the gorge

The Falls of Measach, Corrieshalloch Gorge and the bridge over the falls.
Looking the other way, downstream towards Loch Broom

After a refreshing walk through the woods we returned to the van and went home to Ullapool.