Falls of Foyers, Loch Ness, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the spectacular Falls of Foyers which are located on the eastern side of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands, about 19 miles south of Inverness and 14.5 miles north of Fort Augustus.

Access is via a well maintained stepped path opposite the Tea Room in the village of Foyers. From here visitors can walk down to viewing platforms and view the water cascading down 140 feet into the gorge below from where it flows on into Loch Ness.

There are other walking trails in the vicinity.

The falls were subject of a poem by Scotland’s National Poet, Robert Burns dating from 1787:

“Among the heathy hills and ragged woods
The roaring Foyers pours his mossy floods;
Till full he dashes on the rocky mounds,
Where, through a shapeless breach, his stream resounds,
As high in air the bursting torrents flow,
As deep-recoiling surges foam below,
Prone down the rock the whitening sheet descends,
And viewless Echo’s ear, astonish’d rends.
Dim seen, through rising mists and ceaseless showers,
The hoary cavern, wide-surrounding, lowers.
Still, through the gap the struggling river toils,
And still, below, the horrid cauldron boils. ”

Here is a video clip of the Falls

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