Rogie Falls

Walk and Waterfalls in Easter Ross & Black Isle

Rogie Falls
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The impressive Rogie Falls on the Blackwater River are surrounded by mixed woodland with some lovely short walking trails. The woodland is home to pine martens and red squirrels and is a good place to enjoy the scents and sounds of the forest and, as you get closer, the river. The falls are best viewed from a suspension bridge over the river – quite wobbly, but well made! In late summer, there are superb views of salmon leaping the falls. An artificial channel has been created to give the fish some assistance. Visit after heavy rain or snow, when water gushes and tumbles from the slopes of Ben Wyvis and Rogie Falls are even more sensational. The car park lies beside the A835 road, 2 miles/3 km west of Contin. Toilets are available here during the summer months.

Visiting Rogie Falls

Duration: 20 minutes

Tours and Activities from Easter Ross & Black Isle

Corrieshalloch Gorge

Waterfalls in Wester Ross

Scotland Corrieshalloch Gorge Waterfall
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The sheer-sided spectacle of Corrieshalloch Gorge carries the river Droma down a series of thundering falls, the most dramatic of which is the 45m Fall of Measach (Easan na Miasaich, meaning ‘fall of the place of the platters’. This is a reference to the smooth, rounded boulders, or platters, which occur in the river bed above the falls. A good path leads from the car park to this extraordinary natural feature. The heart-stopping highlight of any visit is to cross the gorge via a suspension bridge above the falls, from where the path leads you to a cantilevered viewing platform. The bridge itself has links to industrial heritage, being designed by one of the engineers of the iconic Forth Railway Bridge. The humidity and shelter provided by the gorge sides allows a range of special plants to thrive. A full range of visitor services, including some excellent places to eat and hear live music, are available in nearby Ullapool.

Visiting Corrieshalloch Gorge

Address: Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, Braemore, Garve, UK
Duration: 20 minutes

Tours and Activities from Wester Ross

Falls of Kirkaig

Walk and Waterfalls in Sutherland

Falls Of Kirkaig
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A rewarding walk into the heart of this amazing landscape starts at Inverkirkaig. The path starts at the car park by the river and leads 2 miles / 3.2km up a beautiful wooded glen, full of birch, rowan and hazel, then on to open moorland towards the Falls of Kirkaig. Ahead you can see Suilven, the iconic ‘sugarloaf’ mountain that rises spectacularly behind Lochinver. The path descending to view the falls is steep and great care is needed. The return is by the same route.

A memorial in the car park by the river, to poet Norman MacCaig, many of whose poems were inspired by the landscape of Assynt is inscribed with verses from his poem ‘Climbing Suilven’: “I nod and nod to my own shadow and thrust a mountain down and down. Between my feet a loch shines in the brown, its silver paper crinkled and edged with rust.”

A few miles away is Lochinver (Loch an Inbhir, meaning ‘the loch of the river mouth’). As well as being an excellent base for exploring the local area, the village has a busy and interesting fishing harbour, a famous pottery and some great dining options.

Visiting Falls of Kirkaig

Duration: 20 minutes

Tours and Activities from Sutherland

Loch Glencoul

Bridge and Waterfalls in Sutherland

Kylesku Bridge On A Sunny Day
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The distinctive curving bridge linking Kylesku and Kylestrome is sometimes described as one of the most beautiful bridges in world. It sits in an amazing location, in the heart of the North West Highlands Geopark, and carries traffic over the strongly tidal stream. In the summer months, a boat trip from the old ferry slip in Kylesku gives you a chance to enjoy the spectacular scenery and get a great view of the highest waterfall in Britain, Eas a Chual Aluinn, (meaning ‘waterfall of the beautiful tresses’) at the head of Loch Glencoul. A lovely short walk around the back of Kylesku village gives good views of Loch Glencoul and the Kylesku Bridge. The Geopark Rock Stop in Unapool, one mile south of the bridge, has an exhibition on the rocks and landscapes of the North West Highlands and is a great spot for viewing the Glencoul Thrust, where older rocks have been heaved upwards by tremendous forces within the earth and have come to rest on top of younger rocks.

Visiting Loch Glencoul

Duration: 20 minutes

Tours and Activities from Sutherland

Eas Fors Waterfall

Waterfalls in Isle of Mull

Eas Fors
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Eas Fors Waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls on the island, situated just off the B8073, a couple of miles North of Ulva Ferry.

There is free parking just beyond the waterfall, and it is then a 30 second walk to reach it. Eas Fors consists of a series of three waterfalls, the Upper Falls being above the road, and the Middle Falls just below the road. There is a lovely pool below the Middle Falls which is great place to have a picnic. The final fall drops over 100 feet into the sea below. There are captivating views across Loch Tuath to the island of Ulvaat the top of the Upper Falls.

The name is tautologous: eas is Gaelic for waterfall, and fors or foss is also Norse for waterfall, so “Eas Fors” means “waterfall waterfall.”

Visiting Eas Fors Waterfall

Duration: 20 minutes

Tours and Activities from Isle of Mull

Lealt Gorge and Waterfall

Waterfalls in Isle of Skye

Lower Falls At Lealt
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The dramatic gorge and waterfall at Lealt rank as one of the hidden pleasures of Skye. Lealt waterfall is located 7 kilometers south of Staffin, south of Culnacnoc on the Isle of Skye in Scotland (United Kingdom). After Culnacnoc, along road A855, you pass a river where Lealt gorge is located, there is a small parking. A short and easy walk (towards the see) leads to the first viewpoint where you can look into the depths of the gorge and see the Lealt waterfall finding its way (in two steps) down the gorge and ends 90 meters lower. Further on there is a second viewing platform with a wider view over the cliffs and the sea.

Visiting Lealt Gorge and Waterfall

Address: Lealt Falls 12 Stormy Hill Portree IV51 9DY United Kingdom
Duration: 30 minutes

Tours and Activities from Isle of Skye