GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Falls of Foyer Walk

2 miles (3.5 km)

Visit these wonderful waterfalls and enjoy woodland trails and views of Loch Ness.
It's a very popular area for walkers with good footpaths taking you through attractive woodland to the spectacular165 feet high falls. You can park in Upper Foyers and then follow a series of steps down to the gorge and the falls. There are two viewpoints where you can take in the full majesty of the falls and take some photos.
After enjoying the rushing water you can return the same way by climbing the steps up to the car park. You can extend your walk by heading through the forest to the loch and the pretty Foyers Bay. You can then enjoy a stroll along the shoreline of Loch Ness before crossing the River Foyers where it enters the loch. Follow the same path back to the car park to finish the walk. There is a nice tea shop in the village where you can enjoy refreshment after the steep stepped climb. There's tables outside where you can enjoy great views across the loch. See the street view link to see the area.


IV2 6XU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Falls of Foyer OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Falls of Foyer Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

On the eastern side of the loch there's the lovely Dores Beach, Loch Duntelchaig, Loch Ashie and the RSPB nature reserve at Loch Ruthven to explore.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Scottish Highlands Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Falls of Foyers - - 1458683

Falls of Foyers. This is a short but spectacular walk on the south side of Loch Ness. Start at the gate opposite the shop in Foyers, and stroll down. This photo shows the whole 165ft drop.

Bridge Over Upper Falls of Foyers - - 792694

Bridge Over Upper Falls of Foyers. The Bridge crosses the River Foyers as it starts its 500 feet plunge to Loch Ness

The gorge at Foyers - - 949852

Stunning clear view over the gorge at Foyers in late summer. From the track to the Falls viewpoint.

River Foyers - - 1937846

River Foyers.

Frozen River Foyers going to Loch Ness and Foyers Bay - - 1636870

Frozen River going to Loch Ness and Foyers Bay

View at Foyers - - 3367518

View and bench


GPS Files

GPX File

Falls of Foyer.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Falls of Foyer.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)