Waterfalls Waiting to be Discovered

If you are a nature enthusiast and adventure seeker, you’re in the right place. In and around Inverness, there are loads of beautiful waterfalls waiting to be discovered. Let’s go on an adventure to check out some of the amazing waterfalls near Inverness, each with its own unique charm.

Plodda Falls

Nestled in Glen Affric, Plodda Falls or ‘Eas Ploda’ in Gaelic is surrounded by lush greenery and dramatic cliff faces. Plodda Falls is a captivating sight. The falls have a rich history, with records dating back to the 14th century when Iain Moncreiffe of Moncreiffe first discovered them. Over the centuries, this picturesque spot has become a favourite among hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

The area surrounding the falls is Glen Affric Nature Reserve, offering home to various wildlife, including red deer, foxes and red squirrels. Trails wind through the reserve and you’ll find yourself in the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

Plodda Falls is around a 1 hour drive from Ness Walk. Just a heads up, there’s no mobile phone reception in the glen, so you can’t rely on electronic maps that need a network connection.

Plodda Falls Waterfall, Inverness, Scotlan.
Plodda Falls Waterfall, Inverness.

Fairy Glen Falls

Take a magical stroll through nature on the Fairy Glen Falls Trail. This flat forest walk guides you through a magical wooded glen, leading to the enchanting Fairy Glen. Along the way, the trail unveils not just one, but two attractive waterfalls, making this a standout landmark in the region. The Fairy Glen was once a site for a well-dressing ceremony. Where the children of the village decorated a pool next to a spring with flowers. A tradition believed to keep the fairies happy and the water supply clean.

You can start your walk to Fairy Glen Falls at the car park on the right as the road leaves Rosemarkie towards Cromarty.

Fairy Glen Falls in Inverness.
Fairy Glen Falls in Inverness.

Rogie Falls

Rogie Falls is just over a 30-minute drive from Ness Walk. Just a short walk from the car park, Rogie Falls is a special sight. A new suspension bridge offers an up-close view of the impressive waterfalls as they crash across the beautiful Black Water River. Visit in August and September for a chance to witness wild salmon leaping upstream. Adding an extra layer of excitement to this natural wonder. The Falls of Rogie are particularly special after heavy rain or snow, creating a breathtaking display of mother nature.

Rogie Falls in Scotland.
Rogie Falls suspension bridge.

Falls of Foyers

The Falls of Foyers is another local waterfall near Inverness. Just over a 30-minute drive from Ness Walk situated along the south side of Loch Ness. The Falls of Foyers is a must-visit natural beauty spot. With a 140ft drop into a gorge that winds its way through tall trees, the waterfall is a spectacular sight. The pathway through stunning woodland gives you a chance to see red squirrels and two viewpoints offer different perspectives of the falls. The journey back might be steep, but the views and surrounding nature make it all worthwhile.

The Fall of Foyers, waterfall on the River Foyers, which feeds Loch Ness.
The Fall of Foyers, is a waterfall on the River Foyers, which feeds Loch Ness.

These waterfalls near Inverness are not just natural wonders. They are gateways to adventure, history and the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

Are you planning on visiting the Highlands and exploring waterfalls near Inverness? Are you looking for a bespoke, luxury experience? Then, contact Ness Walk today and discover how we can bring your experience to life. 

Ness Walk is a 5-star hotel located in the heart of Inverness on the leafy banks of River Ness. Every element of Ness Walk has been curated to celebrate the beauty of our riverside location and detailing throughout echoes the surroundings. So, in each of our 47 exquisitely finished bedrooms, guests can expect the ultimate tranquillity. You will be sure to leave feeling refreshed and recharged.

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