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Strath Oykel

Strath Oykel is the pretty area between Rosehall and Oykel Bridge. At the Rosehall end the River Oykel merges with the River Cassley and just before the confluence there is a bailey bridge from where there is a road through to our B&B in Culrain.

The road through Strath Oykel is lined with deciduous trees and there are lovely views in between the trees of the River Oykel and the hills behind. There are tracks alongside the river and some pretty rapids. A nice area to relax and sit by the river. There is an interesting confluence of the rivers Einig and Oykel just before Oykel Bridge. At the confluence the Oykel changes direction from north-south to west-east. The area to the north of Oykel Bridge is also part of the strath which then becomes Glen Oykel - information about that part is on the Glen Oykel page.

Strath Oykel - River Oykel near the bailey bridge

Strath Oykel - River Oykel near the bailey bridge

Rapids on the River Oykel

Fine rapids on the River Oykel

Approaching Oykel Bridge from Strath Oykel

Approaching Oykel Bridge from Strath Oykel

Strath Oykel from the Scree Road above Brae

Strath Oykel from above Brae looking west



Looking west along Strath Oykel in the winter

Strath Oykel
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