Black Rock Gorge
Beside the river and bridge in Evanton. (Turn left as you leave the caravan park and take the first left over the bridge). Follow the road until you see Assynt Mill and you will see another road just before it to the left. This is a rough track and although you may go down by car the weather also good for ages and so it will be fine and dry. Ask the ranger if its bad weather. At the bottom of this is a turning area. A short walk takes you over the gorge on a bridge, up the other side, back over another bridge and back to the car. The Gorge is amazingly steep and narrow.
Black Rock Gorge of Novar on edge of Evanton Wood in Easter Ross is a deep and narrow cleft in Old Red Sandstone conglomerate through which the Allt Graad flows in Easter Ross, Scotland. The gorge reaches 36m (120 feet) in depth and is crossed by a wooden bridge.
It was used as the backdrop in a scene in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It was caused by rapids heavily burdened with sediment being carried upwards as part of the great Post-glacial rebound during the last Ice Age, glacial meltwater cut deep into the bedrock to form this remarkable ravine, well worth a look. It is a historic listed property of The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Black Rock Gorge Walk (access from Black Rock Caravan & Camping Park), Salmon and trout fishing in River Glass and lochs Alness village (3 miles) is also great.
When you will be there, apart from the gorge, you will see interesting plant life in the form of fungus growing on trees and baby frogs, jumping for all they were worth across the path!
Black Rock is conveniently placed at the eastern end of the Trans-Scotland walk and is on the the edge of some of the most spectacular and unspoiled country in the Highlands. Woodland walk from Evanton visits the Black Rock Gorge, an unexpectedly dramatic box canyon which featured in the film of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Black Rock Caravan, Camp Site and Bunkhouse
A Scottish Tourist Board 5 Star park situated in scenic Glen Glass and named after the nearby Black Rock Gorge, an 120 foot deep chasm carved out by the River Glass. The park has level grass pitches and hard standings surrounded by sheltering woodland, a toilet/shower block (free showers), dishwashing sinks, disabled facilities, family bathroom and laundry. Backpackers can make use of our 17 bed Bunkhouse, offering four rooms with four bunks and one single room. Step out of your caravan or tent at any time and enjoy the beautiful views surrounding the campsite. Spend an afternoon following the river up through Glen Glass to Loch Glass.
Disabled facilities, a family bathroom and play park for the children are also provided. There are 18 pitches for tents. Again our amenities area is available to campers. 12ft wide caravan available for hire. They are all self contained with toilet/shower room, hob, oven, microwave, fridge, colour tv, CD player and a well equipped kitchen. This is a superb site with lots of facilities. The site is beautifully maintained as well.
How to get there
The park is located in the village of Evanton, approximately one mile off the main A9 route north towards Tain, Wick, Thurso and John O’ Groats. The City of Inverness is 15 miles to the south, with Dingwall (offering rail services north and west) 4 miles west. The village itself enjoys a regular bus service to all of these popular destinations.
Black Rock Caravan Camping Park and Bunkhouse
Phone: +44 (0)1349 830917
Black Rock Gorge, Black Rock Caravan Camping Park and Bunkhouse
Easter Ross, Balconie Street, Evanton, Dingwall JUST OFF THE A9, 15 MILES NORTH OF INVERNESS, HIGHLAND
Ross-shire IV16 9UN