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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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  • worth the walk down make sure you have good shoe/boots Nice cafe when you return to the carpark homemade cakes etc.  more »
  • On the way to (the Loch Ness monster) we passed the Falls of Foyers, a cute waterfall with two viewing points that make up a steep, but passable stairway. Definitely fun to stop. After that we just across in Foyers House drink and since we had a very fun experience, spontaneously began to make music on the terrace, youth and the elderly. Was a lot of fun to experience, even Dave did with it. Very nice stop.
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  • A fantastic walk to the falls and then to Loch Ness, a leg stretching walk back up to the car park but beautiful too. We popped into the cafe by the car park which finished the day off perfectly... a ...  more »