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