GUIDE TO THE ALLT IONNDRAINN

NAME OF RIVER: Allt Ionndrain.

WHERE IS IT?: A tiddly little tributary of the River Roy; you cross it a mile up the Glen Roy from Roybridge.

PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Put-in at the road bridge where the Glen Roy road crosses it. An alternative is to carry your boat up several hundred metres from the confluence wuith the lower Roy.

APPROX LENGTH: 500 metres.

TIME NEEDED: 15 minutes.

ACCESS HASSLES: Unknown, but this river's environment will not support big groups or people tramping around on the banks inspecting. You need to really be able to run this on sight, the big fall excluded.

WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: If you can paddle under the bridge it's on. If it's really high you may not be able to stop before the big fall.

GRADING: 4+.

MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: A big waterfall and the odd tree.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: A one-shot wonder which makes a nice end to a trip on the River Roy. From the bridge, there are several grade 4 drops - which can acquire sticky holes in high water.

The real reason you came is the big waterfall (5-6 metres) with a choice of lines.

Then a little more grade 4 water takes you down to the lower section of the River Roy.

Pics of the Allt Ionndrainn

OTHER NOTES: There must be more to this river upstream...anyone been up there?

CONTRIBUTED BY: Mark Rainsley.

 

 

Community Forum Comments on this Article
Re: Allt Ionndrainn -- shroomz
2013 Sep 15 11:41:04 PM
We had a look at the Allt Ionndrainn today having paddled the Roy in the stonkingly good rain that came down overnight.BEWARE - the big waterfall now has a nasty rock at the bottom river left, you can't really see it from above but you will probably land right on it if you go river left, instead you need to scramble over and down into the gorge to see for yourself if you can make the drop.
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