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The Falls of Foyers, Foyers
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The Fall of Foyers is a waterfall on the River Foyers, which feeds Loch Ness, in Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom.The waterfall has "a fine cascade", having a fall of 165 feet. It is located on the lower portion of the River Foyers at. The river enters Loch Ness on the East side, North-East of Fort Augustus.This waterfall influenced Robert Addams to write a paper in 1834 about the motion aftereffect.The flow over the falls has been much reduced since 1895 when North British Aluminium Company built an aluminium smelting plant on the shore of Loch Ness which was powered by electricity generated by the river. Artist Mary Rose Hill Burton, who was active in the unsuccessful resistance against the smelting plant, made many drawings and paintings of the falls before the plant was built, to capture the landscape before it was lost.The plant shut in 1967 and the site is now part of a pumped-storage hydroelectricity system.
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  • Long slippery walk but definitely worth it. Thank you to the local firbrigadev who supported an excellent and free firework display on 5th November 
  • We have taken this walk a couple of times with our dogs. Really nice, well laid out walk, but could be a little steep for some. Gorgeous views at the viewpoints 
  • Spectacular falls but be prepared for a long walk. There are two main viewing points within a short walk. From Foyers village you have the advantage of walking downhill to the viewing points, after th...  more »