Rain, rain, rain…

The recent rain, although pretty unpleasant for most of us, supplied a bit of fun for local kayakers. On Tuesday, the SEPA gauge for the Black Water was up at 0.9m, which gives a reasonable pushy level on the river.

These photos are of the classic drop above the old stone bridge known as the Silver Bridge (not to be confused with the bridge at Little Garve further down the river) next to the Forestry Commission car park that has the toilets. This bridge formed part of the drove road used by Torquil’s grandfather in 1909 when, aged 12, driving sheep from Achiltibuie to Dingwall.

The top ledge can have a big stopper and the last part can develop a large hydraulic at the bottom and under the bridge so care has to be taken when running the drops.

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