Scotland – Falls of Foyers, Highlands
Distance: 10km/6 miles
Type: Forest and waterfall
Where: Circular walk from Inverfarigaig to the Falls
Start/End: Forestry Commission car park, Inverfarigaig (NH522238).
Terrain: Waymarked paths, forestry tracks and minor roads, with some steep sections and areas of boggy, heathery moorland.
Maps : OS Explorer 416; Landranger 26.
The Falls of Foyers are a mustsee on any visit to Loch Ness. Robert Burns, visiting the area on the then newly built military Wade road, called the Falls a “horrid cauldron”. Today’s visitors have the benefit of wellmade wooden steps and safety railings from which to admire this series of impressive falls, including one drop of more than 100ft. This lovely circular walk – which includes short sections of the South Loch Ness Trail – takes you through conifer plantations to viewpoints over the loch and on to the falls (and an adjacent café). Although you may not spot Nessie, there’s a good chance of seeing red squirrels en route.
Click below to see a route profile and view the route on an Ordnance Survey map