Black Rock Gorge

Today, my wife and I undertook a four mile hike through Black Rock Gorge near Evanton in the Scottish Highlands.

River Glass flowing through the gorge.

Weather was perfect with bright sunshine throughout.

This gorge, through which flows the River Glass, was created about 10,000 years ago when the water from melting glaciers exploited weaknesses in the rock resulting in a channel up to 131 feet in depth, just 16 feet in width and one mile in length.

View of river in bottom of deep gorge.

 Hiking taril

Image of fungi

Waterfall feed the river

Navigating a path down the steep bank to the river.

Fast flowing River Glass

Heavy boulders in river bed.

Riparian scene

The gorge is home to such wildlife as red and roe deer, red squirrels, pine martens, natrive insects, amphibians and nesting birds including buzzards. Fungi are also present in the mild wet conditions.

The spectacular scenery was used in the 2004 filming for 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'. The location was also used in the book 'The Testament of Gideon Mack' by James Robertson.


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