The falls are on the south side of Loch Ness and 36 miles from our home . They are formed by the River Foyers and after the falls, where it drops 140 feet, it runs into Loch Ness.
The falls are a beautiful site and there's a really good path down to them. At the top there is a postoffice and a cafe, either for sustenance before you walk down or for a recovery cup of coffee afterwards. The cafe has games available to play so we went back to our childhoods and played Connect 4 - I won two in a row so Ken gave up then.
This is from one of the information boards and I thought it was better than anything I could write.
As you walk down the path you pass several rocks with the words of a poem carved into them. These are from a poem that Robert Burns wrote when he visited the falls in 1787 - I've written it out in full for you after these photos. It's a really nice touch and adds to the atmosphere of your falls experience.
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.
The area around the falls includes lots of walks you can do and not far away is a camping ground, so if you like nature it would be a great area to base yourself.
My beloved looking his usual gorgeous self.
At the top of the falls near the cafe is a phone box that is not all that it seems. When you open the door you discover that gnomes have moved in and made it their home.
There's even a slightly dodgy business card related to gnomes on the wall inside - reminds me of some of the very dodgy cards we used to see in phone boxes in London.
It's a beautiful spot in the Highlands so if you're ever in the area make sure you visit. Before you go, why don't you pop over to the A to Z blog and see what my fellow bloggers have come up with for the letter F - click HERE to visit.
Until next time when we meet for the letter G, be good, stay safe, and have a great day.
Pamela & Ken