Explore Corrieshalloch Gorge

Britain’s Deepest Box Canyon

As Seen on Paul Murton’s Grand Tours

The deepest box canyon in Britain, Corrieshalloch gorge is arguably one of the most impressive natural wonders in the north west Highlands. Approximately 1.5km long and 60 metres deep, the narrow passage was formed at the end of the last ice age, as glacial meltwater carved quickly through the rock.

For most of the annual 140,000 visitors, the gorge is a short and scenic walk, overlooked by a victorian suspension bridge which spans above the impressive Falls of Measach.

We take you the wild way to see the gorge like few ever have. 

 

What to Expect

Exploring the gorge is an experience unlike any other. You will enter a world that feels straight out of the Jurassic, and with dragonflies buzzing overhead it’s pretty easy to imagine a dinosaur somewhere around the corner. As we progress up the canyon, it grows ever narrower around every corner, the air cooling with mist from the falls. The towering sides of the canyon are lined with ferns, mosses and bryophytes, and home to endangered plants, insects and birds, our guides will gladly point these out along the way. In summer, the air is filled with the smell of wild garlic, which blooms along the banks, and the chirp of wrens echoing around the walls. Keep an eye around your feet too, we often find Victorian Shillings (our record dates to 1914), lost sunglasses…even a gopro!

Corrieshalloch is a non-technical canyon, our route walks in and out from below the falls. The journey in and out is approximately 3km and takes on average about 4-5 hours. It is rough terrain underfoot. To reach the falls you will expect to navigate slippery boulders, often submerged in water. You will clamber over a small waterfall step, and even swim short distances.

As part of our booking process we will ask that you have some previous experience in navigating comfortably in rough terrain, for example hillwalking.

Corrieshalloch Location

What we Provide

As part of the trip, we will provide you with specialist canyoneering equipment. This includes 5mm neoprene canyoneering wetsuit tops, 3mm wetsuit long-johns, helmets and buoyancy aids.

For a full list of what we provide and what you need to take to enjoy the trip, please follow the adjacent image link.

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