GUIDE TO THE RIVER FALLOCH

(Upper section to A82 Layby)

NAME OF RIVER: Falloch.

WHERE IS IT?: The Falloch follows the A82 from Glasgow. This section is upstream of the road access and can only be run in high water. Also check out the Falloch from the A82 layby to the Falls of Falloch, and the section beginning at the Falls.

PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Park where the Falloch makes a sharp 90 degree turn into the hills, big layby there. Walk up the track...

Having finished this section back to the road, you may want to carry on downstream...it will be full-on!

APPROX LENGTH: Unknown.

TIME NEEDED: Unknown.

ACCESS HASSLES: There have not been enough runs to develop access problems!

WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: You must get here when the lower Falloch is very high and scary. Look over the A82 bridge to the Seven Dwarves rapid. If ALL the iron retaining spikes on the river right upstream are covered (or nearly), have a look. If the bottom of this section looks runnable, take a walk on up!

GRADING: Steep!

MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: Yep.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Walk upstream until river flattens out. Inspect as you go up.

Ssome very steep slides. Very continuous - no point in a full description as it is all very steep, long and fast! The last fall is nasty - but has been run.

A superb steep rocky run.

OTHER NOTES: Very unlikely to be up, needs considerable water - you will walk away from the lower Falloch before this goes!

CONTRIBUTED BY: Neil Farmer.

 

 

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