Plodda Falls

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Plodda Falls

Plodda Falls is beautiful waterfall situated inside Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, it’s about 151 feet high, during the 1880’s the waterfall was a popular tourist destination and a footbridge was built across the top of the water fall, by Lord Tweedmouth, who was the owner of the Guisachan estate however in 2005 the bridge was said to be dangerous and was closed by the Forestry Commission but in 2009 a new viewing platform was established to give visitor’s a beautiful view of the waterfall.

From the stunning view of the new platform you can enjoy the view but also see wild life, such as golden eagles, red deer and mountain hares.

If you enjoy a good hike and to be away from technology and just enjoy the spectacular view, taking a hike around the National Nature Reserve is perfect, there’s no signal,no GPS and not many people to help you, you wouldn’t even find a shop to stuck up on food and drinks, so make sure when you are going for a hike you bring everything you need with you, to enjoy this beautiful place.

Plodda Falls
Plodda Falls Photography by flickr user: philrmonic

Telephone: 0300 067 6100 | Official Website |

Plodda Falls
Plodda Falls Photography by flickr user: Steve McCaig

How to get there

Please not that the post code for this place, isn’t the best one for it, so best to take a map with you, just encase and plan ahead for your journey.

By Car: Travelling from Inverness or Fort William, we would suggest following the A82 along the Loch Ness to Drumnadrochit, turn on to the A831, after 10 miles take a right hand turn before the Cannich village and left towards Tomich. Then you have to follow a road for around 6.2 miles, going past Tomich village into the forest track, you can find a car park for Plodda Falls: PostCode; IV4 7LY

By Bus: Busses run from Inverness to Tomich throughout the year.

Open all year round

No Entrance Fee


Address: Tower Rd, Smithton, Inverness IV2 7NL