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Clava Cairn


A beautiful site in a great location. After suffering the drive from Oban along Loch Ness this is a great place to stop off and take in where you are. Sitting inside Corrimony is very cosy and warm on a bright day (how lucky is that), sounds naff but the site is really cute! After having a good look round Corrimony I took a walk to the nearby nature reserve which is really worth a visit. If you follow the road up the valley you'll eventually come to a gate, past this is an avenue of trees, some of which are huge Gaint Reds. In the avenue there is a single stone on the left about 1.5m tall. Carrying on up the now dirt track you'll soon hit the trees where I found a toad sitting under a toadstool, he look very blissed out and did not want to move but seemed quite happy to have his photo taken which one day I'll hopefully get round to adding to the site. Shortly after entering the wood and you may be able to hear the Corrimony water fall. To find this there is a small path on the left and you'll eventually come to a fantastic site where the water just flys off the top of the hill into a severe gorge. If you're brave enough you could go swimming in the plunge pool. I tried to walk back along the river but could not due to a smaller fall and I didn't fancy getting wet. There's a disused hydro station in a shed at the bottom of the falls where the old supply pipe runs across the river. Its support bridge is very rusty, I'd recommend not touching it as any day not it'll all come crashing down. This is one of the most stunning river gorges I've seen in the UK, it may be short but its beautiful.

The woods are natural Scots Pine and Silver Birch which make a nice change from the usual money mono crop forests in the area; there is alot of wild life about including deer if you're quiet enough.

If anyone has ideas about how the location of Corrimoony may relate to the falls please add your feelings.
Posted by Phil The Breeze
2nd October 2001ce

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