Car parking, general store and the Waterfall Cafe are all located at the top of the falls
The river foyers drops a spectacular 140 feet in to the gorge know as the Falls of Foyers, and then runs into Loch Ness
In 1787 Robert (Robbie) Burns wrote a poem about the Falls of Foyers:
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.
Falls of Foyers.
The falls may not be as dramatic as they once were in Victorian times, however they are still worthy of a visit. Parking is outside the Post Office / Coffee Shop in the village (limited spaces). Across the road from here a well maintained path leads steeply down forested slopes to two viewpoints overlooking the Falls of Foyers. This is the spectacular 140ft waterfall in which the River Foyers drops into a gorge finally leading into Loch Ness. During your walk you will come across several interesting information boards about the falls and the history of Foyers. During the Victorian period the falls and gorge were a popular tourist attraction for the “gentry”. Arriving by paddle steamer from Inverness. Adjacent to the falls are forest and gorge walks, these are also well worth a visit, keeping a sharp lookout for red squirrels. Regrettably the access is not suitable for the disabled as the pathways and steps are steep and uneven in places (walking boots/shoes recommended). Should your visit to the falls be after prolonged heavy rainfall then you may even see them close to their former glory.
Following his visit Robert Burns was inspired and wrote the following verse circa 1787,
Super cool view on the falls! There's an upper and lower viewpoint and both are well accessible by steps with handrails as well. Close around are benches to sit and enjoy some quiet and also other walks around the forest close by. Despite the steps and handrails, it's still quite steep so take trainers or boots ;)read more
It was a beautiful country and almost untouched countryside around it very pretty and a little winding trail to get to it difficult and muddy in places spray from the waterfall makes it wet but it was amazing to a city boy like me nature is beautiful and deadly well worth a look but you need to be able bodied coming back up the trail was hard.read more
Hidden down a steep but we'll stepped path is the stunning waterfall hidden in the trees. Several vantage points can be reached from the path, it is advisable to wear appropriate footwear & not for anyone who struggles on steep awkward terrain. Adequate car parking at the shop / cafe with public toilets, likely to be busy during the holiday season. Worth the effort to reach the viewpoints.read more
An impressive waterfall in easy distance from Inverness and with delightful views of lochness. The is a convenient path from the parking lot down to two viewing locations. I would recommend following the path round the edge of the gorge taking you to lower Foyers. You can then with retrace your steps or return via the town. There are several excellent cafes in the vicinity rust do good tea, coffee and cakes.read more
Nice place to rest, breathe fresh air. The waterfalls themselves are small, in May the lower fall was almost dry. I liked that there are quite a lot of banks where you can enjoy the view. Also at the beginning of the road there is a Cafe and at the end of the road there is a cottage where yo can grab some tea. Unfortunately, it works only till 3pm. All in all it is a place to stop.read more