Falls of Measach
Falls of Measach Ullapool Reviews
Falls of Measach Jul 27, 2010
The Falls of Measach are some of the most spectacular waterfalls I’ve seen in the UK. Although not that big, in international terms, they are really dramatic.
The river runs through a deep chasm that formed when the river was much larger around the last ice age. The chasm is narrow, so you don’t get any feel for how deep it is until you reach the suspension bridge that crosses the chasm. Because you are directly above the falls by the time you cross them, your perspective is strange and you feel almost as though you are crossing a flat river that just happens to be white, rushing water. It’s a strange feeling when you suddenly realise that the falls are plunging below you.
The bridge is small, and slightly scary if you don’t like heights much. Particularly if the person you are with thinks it’s funny to shake the bridge! I’m sure it’s perfectly safe though… :S But it does offer a totally fantastic view of the falls. There is another, slightly less terrifying viewing platform downstream, but you can only get to it by crossing the bridge.
The falls are well worth a detour. Entrance is free. The path down might be a little tricky for anyone with a mobility problem, and you will need to keep a close eye on any small children!
Part of the Northern Scotland 2010 travel blog
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