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Falls of Orchy

Eas Urchaidh, Iconic Water

Simon Harrison

Imaging satellite engineer with a penchant for travel and landscape




In the highlands of Scotland, near the bleak moorland of Rannoch, the river Orchy begins its journey high in the munros of the Black Mount and winds it way down through Loch Tulla into Glen Orchy. It meanders through this valley overlooked on both sides by hills of dense pine, but itself lined by fine oaks which creak complainingly in the funnelled winds. Several winding miles of gentle gradient precede a chasm in the bedrock, which the river outflanks on all sides before plummeting to the bottom in a series of falls and fingered cascades.

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