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Water Falls, Falls Of Foyers, Falls of Shin, Moriston Falls, New Nevis, Aonach Mor

The Falls of Foyers on the shores of Loch Ness

Falls Of Foyers

The falls may not be as dramatic as they once were in Victorian times, however theyare still worthy of a visit.Parking is outside the Post Office / Coffee Shop in the village (limited spaces). Acrossthe road from here a well maintained path leads steeply down forested slopes to twoviewpoints overlooking the Falls of Foyers. This is the spectacular 140ft waterfall inwhich the River Foyers drops into a gorge finally leading into Loch Ness.During your walk you will come across several interesting information boards aboutthe falls and the history of Foyers.During the Victorian period the falls and gorge were a popular tourist attraction forthe “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 aresteep and uneven in places (walking boots/shoes recommended).Should your visit to the falls be after prolonged heavy rainfall then you may even seethem close to their former glory. Following his visit Robert Burns was inspired and wrote the following verse circa1787

Distance From Abbey Cottage 10.1 miles / 16.2 KM

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Ben Nevis

Aonach Mor

Let Britains only mountain gondola transport you effortlessly to 650m. Meander along the mountain trails to the panoramic viewpoints, then relax in the restaurant and bar with breathtaking views

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Distance From Abbey Cottage 23.5 miles / 37.9 KM

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Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis Visitor Centre

The Glen Nevis Visitor Centre is situated 1.5 miles along the Glen Nevis road from the Nevis bridge mini-roundabout. Here you will find information on walking and the local area. There are toilets and a shop where you can buy essentials, such as maps and snacks or a gift to remind you of your visit. The grounds around the centre have parking for approximately 80 cars and there are lots of places to picnic beside the riverside. The Visitor Centre bridge allows you to cross to the other side and you can either follow an enjoyable walk along the riverside or continue onto the Ben Nevis track.

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Distance From Abbey Cottage 27.5 miles / 44.2 KM

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Falls of Shin

Falls of Shin

Please check the web site link below for an update on the visitor centre at the Falls of Shin

Distance From Abbey Cottage 57.3 miles / 92.3 KM

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