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The Falls of Foyers

A leisurely walk (woodland) in Highlands, Scotland, about 9.40km (5.84 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 277m (908ft)
Descent 274m (898ft)
Max. Elevation 230m (754ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 551m (1806ft)
Start & End
Distance 9.40km
Duration ~3:30h
4Created by timmy on 13 Apr 2012
On the eastern side of Loch Ness are the Falls of Foyers, a local beauty spot that is a big attraction in the region. This route from Inverfarigaig leads you through the forest to the town of Foyers, from where it's a short walk. You could of course simply take the bus to Foyers, making it an even shorter walk, but that would be cheating. More about the falls here: http://cauldeenprimary.co.uk/secretlochness/data/foyers_falls.htm In the forest, you might see red squirrels. Much of the local tourist literature will also suggest you might see the Loch Ness monster, but that is of course rubbish as it doesn't exist.

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Walk Map

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OS Grid NH519238
Start at Inverfarigaig, on the eastern shore of Loch Ness.
OS Grid NH520232
Follow the blue South Loch Ness Trail waymarkers through Farigaig Forest.
About 0.64 km (~0.4 miles) from
OS Grid NH517218
The high point of the walk, with great views across Loch Ness.
About 1.38 km (~0.86 miles) from
OS Grid NH508215
Follow the track back into the forest towards Creag a' Ghiubhais. Rejoin the forestry track to Foyers.
About 1.00 km (~0.62 miles) from
OS Grid NH497205
There is a cafe and shop in Foyers if you want a cuppa. Nearby is the signed path to the Falls of Foyers.
About 1.44 km (~0.89 miles) from
OS Grid NH497202
Stop to admire the Lower Falls. Robert Burns described them as "a horrid cauldron" but then he was usually drunk so not to be trusted in his opinions.
About 0.26 km (~0.16 miles) from
OS Grid NH495210
From the town, you can wait for the bus back to Inverfarigaig or follow the track along the loch.
About 0.76 km (~0.47 miles) from
OS Grid NH509224
The track passes through Easter Boleskine.
About 1.91 km (~1.19 miles) from
OS Grid NH518237
Finish up back at Inverfarigaig for the bus home.
About 1.62 km (~1.01 miles) from

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