GUIDE TO THE ULLAPOOL RIVER

NAME OF RIVER: Ullapool River.

WHERE IS IT?: In the North of Scotland, OS sheets 19 and 20. Take the A835 North out of Ullapool. Before it leaves the town turn right just before the bridge over the river at 129949. Follow this road past a gravel pit until a private road sign is encountered. Park and either carry down to the river or carry along the road until it crosses the river.

PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Take the A835 North out of Ullapool. Before it leaves the town turn right just before the bridge over the river at 129949. Follow this road past a gravel pit until a private road sign is encountered. Park and either carry down to the river or carry along the road until it crosses the river. Put in. The get-out is a low footbridge (125945) 500 metres downstream of a roadbridge. .

APPROX LENGTH: ?

TIME NEEDED: Unknown.

ACCESS HASSLES: Unknown, but

WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: I have only paddled this once (running in terror from the River Inver in huge spate). It probably needs lot and lots of rain.

GRADING: 3 and 4.

MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Some nice grade 3 falls follow the put-in, but beware of a very steep sided gorge with flat water flowing through it. This ends with a fall where water cascades over jumbled blocks laced with tree trunks and dead sheep. A portage at that point would be difficult, so carry past on the North side (river right). Barbed wire fences on South side. 2 or 3 km of pleasant grade 3 water follow. Get out a low footbridge (125945) 500 metres downstream of the roadbridge.

Pictures of the Ullapool River

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CONTRIBUTED BY: Ron Cameron.

 

 

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