GUIDE TO THE RIVER CONONISH

NAME OF RIVER: Cononish.

WHERE IS IT?: Near the A82 (main Glasgow - Fort William road) between Crianlarich and Tyndrum. Heading from Crianlarich; just before Tyndrum, there is a sign post for Dalrigh. Turn left into a small carpark. A road on the right runs up to the Goldmine. It is private so you have to walk up the river.

PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Follow the road to a gold mine, put in where the river flattens. Get out at the bridge.

APPROX LENGTH: 3 km.

TIME NEEDED: 3 hours.

ACCESS HASSLES: Unknown. See the SCA notes on Access.

WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: If the flat section is paddleable then it's on.

GRADING: Continuous 4 - 5.

MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: A very continuous stretch full of small drops and large holes. Two large falls stand out from the rest; the first of which is approx 10ft with a nasty undercut on river right, the second is the cauldron with a cave behind the main flow. Paddle down to the bridge after the last drop.

OTHER NOTES: Nearby rivers include the Falloch to the South, and Orchy to the north; both along the A82!

CONTRIBUTED BY: Mark Lyon, also Jay Sigbrandt.

 

 

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