GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Plodda Falls

2 miles (2.5 km)

Visit these spectacular 46 metre high falls in the Highlands of Scotland on this short circular walk near Tomich. Part of the Glen AffricNational Nature Reserve these wonderful falls are surrounded by attractive Douglas fir forest. The forestry commission of Scotland have created two waymarked trails called the Plodda Falls Trail and Tweedmouth Trail. You can pick up the trails from the car park and follow them through woodland and along the Abhainn Deabhag river to the falls. It's a spendid area with well laid out trails, majestic towering trees, the rushing waters of the falls and a great viewing platform jutting out over the waterfall below.
To explore the area further try the Glen Affric walk which visits the River Affric before circuiting the beautiful Loch Affric. It's a stunning area with a series of lochs, mountains, towering pines and wildlife such as golden eagles, mountain hares andred deer to look out for.
Also in the glen you can pick up the Dog Falls Trail and enjoy a waterside walk along the River Affric with a series of waterfalls followed by a climb to a splendid viewpoint.


IV4 7LY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Plodda Falls OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Plodda Falls Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The falls and the surrounding woodland make for a fine dog walk so you'll probably see other owners on a fine weekend day.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Affric Kintail Way passes along the southern side of Glen Affric Loch. This long distance trail runs from Loch Nessto Morvich via Glen Urquhart and Glen Affric. If you were to follow the trail east it would take you along Loch Beinn a`Mheadhoin to the village of Cannich. Heading west takes you through the Glenaffric Forest to the Kintail Forest and the River Croe.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Scottish Highlands Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


The path to Plodda Falls - - 1032510

The path to Plodda Falls

Look-out platform over Plodda Falls - - 1537737

Look-out platform over the falls. Replacing an old Victorian Bridge that once spanned the burn; a ruined pediment of which can be seen far left.

Aalt na Bodachan above Plodda falls - - 1032496

Aalt na Bodachan above Plodda falls

Ford below Plodda - - 252965

Ford over the Abhainn Deabhag or "Tomich Burn" below Plodda falls. The track later joins the main road to Cougie.

The Abhainn Deabhag - - 1032454

The Abhainn Deabhag.Looking down on the river from the top of the falls.

Falls of Plodda on the Allt na Bodachan - - 1525116

New cantilever viewing platform offers magnificent views. Good work by the Forestry Commission.


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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