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Falls of Foyers

Falls of Foyers


Postby litljortindan » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:58 pm

Route description: Falls of Foyers

Date walked: 13/02/2017

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 4.5 km

Ascent: 152m

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Another wee walk that exceeded expectations, I think because the gorge housing the falls is like a mini canyon stretched out over half a kilometre -a grand setting indeed. Don't think much of Robbie Burns' tribute though!

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Nice sunny start.

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Feels like a lot of steps and descent to get to the falls but probably not that far.

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I'd agree with others that it is difficult to capture the scale -big waterfall, big cliffs, big gorge.

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Trees give more idea of the scale.

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Back up the steps to the descent junction where I told long suffering wife Jill that there would be fewer steps (with fingers crossed).

ImageDSCN0367 by John Little, on Flickr
Always difficult to capture what the eye sees when there's a tangle of vegetation in front but think chasm.

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No steps!

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Oh. Never mind, this is bound to be the last section of steps.

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Mini Falls of Foyers.

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Shore ahead.

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At the lochside just as the sun dips behind the hills.

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Re: Falls of Foyers

Postby basscadet » Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:20 am

Looks lovely, I must get round to a visit - Haven't been there for years (1985) - I caught my first Fish - a 2lb brown trout :)
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Re: Falls of Foyers

Postby Sunset tripper » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:12 pm

One of Scotlands best waterfalls, a great place to visit. The upper falls are worth a visit also. :D
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Re: Falls of Foyers

Postby denfinella » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:48 pm

I agree, the falls really exceeded our expectations too, and it's difficult to appreciate the scale in photos alone! Lovely photos down at the loch - lots of flies when we were there :shock:
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Re: Falls of Foyers

Postby litljortindan » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:44 pm

basscadet wrote:Looks lovely, I must get round to a visit - Haven't been there for years (1985) - I caught my first Fish - a 2lb brown trout :)


I thought it was great, especially with it meeting wifely approval notwithstanding the hated steps.
Never caught a fish. Even on a tourist trip off Lofoten in a sea teaming with fish I was the only person to repeatedly fail to get anything. Did get a bit of somebody's rainbow trout for breakfast in Sourlies once. That was rather nice!
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Re: Falls of Foyers

Postby litljortindan » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:46 pm

Sunset tripper wrote:One of Scotlands best waterfalls, a great place to visit. The upper falls are worth a visit also. :D


Oh no, another half visited set of falls! Easier to rectify than our Falls of Glomach debacle though...
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Re: Falls of Foyers

Postby litljortindan » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:48 pm

denfinella wrote:I agree, the falls really exceeded our expectations too, and it's difficult to appreciate the scale in photos alone! Lovely photos down at the loch - lots of flies when we were there :shock:


Must be quite a sight in spate.
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