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 300 MegaWatt pumped-storage hydroelectricity system at Loch Mhòr.
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  • We went in Caravan and thanks I had a parking lot with plenty of room to park. When it went there was no one (December 31). The descent to the lookouts is via stairs. The landscape is very beautiful. The road is not complicated, down approximately 10 minutes. When we went to cold and frost had so some sections of the staircase had ice and took a little more.
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  • The falls can be reached with a stepped path which extends into the forest from designated parking (just across the street). It is a set of Falls of the river Foyers, the most important is impressive being the Hyper Falls, a jump of 50 meters really nice though seen with not too much water! In General a quick but beautiful experience!
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  • This waterfall, is located in the West of Loch Ness side, a little difficult from Fort Augustus, one must drive very cautiously... the path is very nice to her. The waterfall itself is no big deal, expected it more large and with more water (month of February) but it is worth approaching. A downspout is perfectly signposted and very simple, does not require any difficulty. There is parking and a café.
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  • Loved it. Some of the walks are a bit long or have unsteady paths so not for wheelchairs or the infirm. Great views though. Worth a quick trip.
  • Smashing walks. A little difficult if you have even mild mobility issues, but otherwise a fantastic walk with great views of the falls.
  • Beautiful place and very easy to access. But it’s too crowded if you’re looking for a quiet excursion.
  • Beautiful walk, bit of a struggle back up the steps but we'll worth it. Large car park opposite with clean and well equipped public toilets 😆
  • The falls are beautiful and the walk to get there is also very nice! Different options are possible, fast route or short route

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