Scots Roots

Silverbridge Falls
February 19, 2016, 10:13 am
Filed under: Photographs, Scottish History | Tags: , , ,

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A pitstop on the way from Inverness to Ullapool or the base for a longer walk along the Black Water, Silverbridge Falls can be found about 2 kilometres to the north of Garve in Ross-shire.

The double-arched stone bridge, once part of an old drove route taking cattle to the markets in the south, gives great views up the foaming river.

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Silverbridge Falls 4The falls at Silverbridge are particularly noisy, the river forcing itself over large rock sills and cascading down channels under the bridge.

About a mile further south, the river is crossed by another old stone bridge built by Major Caulfield in 1752 as part of a military road to help subdue the clans in the aftermath of the Jacobite rebellion.

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