Corrieshalloch Gorge and Falls of Measach

The Corrieshalloch Gorge is over 200 feet deep, with the River Droma plunging 150 feet into its depths. Renowned engineer and joint chief engineer of the Forth Railway Bridge John Fowler built a suspension bridge over the gorge in 1874. From the bridge, you can gaze down into the mist from the falls. The area surrounding the waterfall and gorge is a nature reserve, with a variety of rare plant species living within the dampness which surrounds the gorge. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a golden eagle soaring above you.

Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, Braemore, Garve, IV23 2PJ

Falls of Glomach

The word Glomach means "gloomy" or "hazy" in Gaelic and, fittingly, the falls at Glomach in Ross-shire are often covered in a gloomy mist. Sitting nearly 400 feet high, the Falls of Glomach are one of the highest in the British Isles. Sitting within the wild country of Scotland, it’s a bit of a walk to reach the falls but it’s worth it to reach one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the land.

Falls of Glomach, Ross-shire, Kyle IV40 8DS

Fairy Pools

Closer to ground level, are the almost magical Fairy Pools of Skye. The falls tumble down into pools of surprisingly deep, turquoise water that is as fresh as it is clear. A popular spot with wild swimmers, although maybe less so at this time of the year, the pools can be accessed while walking along Glen Brittle. Set in front of the Black Cuillin mountains, the Fairy Pools at Glen Brittle are unmissable when visiting Skye, though can be busy.

Glenbrittle, Skye, IV47 8TA

Rogie Falls

Often referred to as one of Scotland’s hidden treasures, Rogie Falls are a quieter alternative to its neighbouring falls at Shin. An observation bridge sits atop the falls, giving you amazing views of what’s below – or maybe even spot some leaping salmon. The most stunning views of the falls often come in the colder weather when there’s mist or low clouds and the walk is relatively straight forward, making the Rogie Falls a great place to visit for stunning views.

Rogie Falls, A835, Strathpeffer, IV14 9EQ

Grey Mare’s Tail

Another impressively high waterfall, this one plunging 200 feet into the water below. The Grey Mare’s Tail was forged during the last ice age, when the glen was cut out by glaciers. The water from Grey Mare’s Tail comes from Loch Skeen and drops down a sheer cliff face. This particular waterfall was a favourite of Sir Walter Scott.

Grey Mare’s Tail Walk, Moffat, DG10 9LH