Date: Saturday 4th October 2008
A very wet Meet up in Kintail – raining cats and dogs.
We had decided to head up to Falls of Glomach – fancied a look for a while but always distracted by hills. Perfect day – no tourists and lots of water.
The river was in full spate, all the paths were streams and all the little side streams were torrents.
The route is well posted – along the remaining road to the bridge at Innis a Crotha and then out across meadows to the bridge at NG 982 223.
A bit vertiginous crossing the bridge – the river was fast and full.
Cross the bealach and then a short jaunt to the falls. It was cloudy but finally the clouds started to clear south.
The Glomach Falls were stunning – huge with a torrent running over. There’s a wee path from the top running down to a little arm 50m down and about 100m in front of the falls giving superb views.
Spent about an hour out here then reversed route for a different perspective on the route out.
It was amazing how quickly the water levels dropped – the stags were audible and the little streams had eased.
Got back to the car park. A real day of contrasts. Well worth the wet start – the spate conditions were a real eye-opener and great to see (and hear and feel).