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The Falls of Foyers, Foyers

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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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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  • The descent is somewhat difficult and not suitable for everyone. But the prospect of the waterfalls is very pretty.
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  • On our way down Loch Ness you come across the Falls of Foyers. Car park and café on the road before you descend quite a steep path descent to two levels of the falls. Well worth the climb back up afte...  read more »
  • Location is just off the main road at Foyers. Steep climb down stairs but well constructed and easy to get down. The falls themselves are magnificent. There are a few falls down the path. The scenery ...  read more »
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