GUIDE TO ALLT A' GHARBH-CHOIRE
NAME OF RIVER: Allt a' Gharbh-Choire.
WHERE IS IT: Just north of the Glen Shee ski resort on the A93, this mountain stream flows into the upper Clunie. It is a few minutes drive south of the Callater.
PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Parking at the car park by the confluence with the River Clunie, just north of the ski centre, walk up the path until you reach a waterfall. Put-in below this. Take-out either at the car-park by the confluence or continue down to the A93 road bridge.
APPROX LENGTH: About 1km down to the car-park by the Clunie confluence, a further 500m if you continue down the upper Clunie to the A93.
TIME NEEDED: 1 hour.
ACCESS HASSLES: The car-park is used by walkers. There is a convenient path up the side of the river.
WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: It should look worthwhile from the A93 road. It requires heavy rain.
GRADING: Continuous grade 3 and 4.
MAJOR HAZARDS / FALLS: Putting in below the waterfall the river is never harder than grade 4. All of it.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The river drops nearly 50m in one kilometre. The run is fast with a few tight and technical rapids, ideal for Topo's. It is read and run most of the way down with a few quick paddle strokes needed.
OTHER NOTES: The Callater was running the day I ran this.
CONTRIBUTED BY: Ian Thom.