Want to admire the enchanting Falls of Falloch, a popular stop in the Trossachs National Park, Scotland.
Well it is very easy.
Below is my guide to help you plan your visit: access, walk and viewpoints.
Before my tips + photos, here are my favorites for Scotland:
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The unmissable boat tour: Seal spotting on Loch Linnhe from Fort William
My favorite excursion from Edinburgh: Glenfinnan and Glencoe
Why visit the Falls of Falloch in Scotland?
The Falls of Falloch are an easy stop when driving around the Trossach National Park.
After just a short walk, you can admire the enchanting green area with the waterfall in the center.
At this waterfall, river Falloch falls over 30ft (9m).
Not a big waterfall. But the best part is the enchanting surroundings.
Below is a very short video to see the Falloch waterfall flowing – a virtual tour!
More photos after the planning tips.
PLANNING TIPS – Falls of Falloch Scotland
How to get to Falls of Falloch Location
- In the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park
- Not far North from Loch Lomond, Carpark is 5km south of Crianlarich on A82
- 20min drive from Tarbet (town in the middle of Loch Lomond)
- 1h20min drive from Glasgow
- Nice stop on your way to or from Fort William
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- The Falls of Falloch carpark is well indicated
- Easy and well-maintained path. Just 3 min walk from the carpark
- 15min walk to enjoy the falls of Falloch and walk back
- Nice spot for a picnic
- No facilities
- Be careful near the water with children
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- Prefer a compact car for the single-lane roads
- Consider their full coverage option – it for peace of mind!
- Book early to have a large choice of vehicles!
Can you swim in the Falls of Falloch?
I have not seen any sign so I guess it is possible to swim in the pool carved by the waterfall.
Just be careful with the current, don’t swim when the waterfall is roaring – Some people had to be rescued before…
And remember this is Scotland: water is cold.
Accommodations in the Trossachs
- You can find accommodations around the Trossachs National park
- Close to Loch Katrine, you can only find rentals
- For more options head to Loch Lomond especially around Balloch
- See the best rated accommodations in the Trossachs National Park
Where to stay in Scotland?
- Edinburgh to explore the fascinating city – see best-rated accommodations
- Portree to explore the isle of Skye – see best rated accommodations
- Glencoe to take time in the magnificent valley – see best rated accommodations
- Ullapool for the West coast on the North 500 – see best rated accommodations
- Thurso for the North coast + ferry – see best rated accommodations
- Kirkwall to explore the Orkneys – see best rated accommodations
- Inverness for the Speyside whiskies – see best rated accommodations
Falls of Falloch Walk
It is a very short walk from the carpark to the Falls of Falloch viewing platform.
As you can see in the pictures below, a nice path has been set up:
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Admiring the Falloch Falls
First you see it from the front at a higher level. The waterfall from the Falloch river is 9 meters tall (30ft).
Most days it is a gentle flow surrounded by greenery. Quite enchanting! But if you go on a rainy day you could see it roar.
Falls of Falloch at water level
You can walk down to water level.
Below are a couple of pictures.
Cages’ viewpoint of the Falls of Falloch – Woven Sound
If you want to get even closer to the waterfall, there is a caged walkway to a viewing platform from where you can see the work of erosion creating the pool.
The intricately woven-together steel rods have been designed by John Kennedy to integrate with Nature without damaging it.
They do not talk about fairies here (contrary to the Isle of Skye) but I was half-expecting to see some. LOL
Other places to discover in the Trossachs:
- The famous Loch Lomond – Read the article
- Loch Katrine and its legendary boat trip – Read the article
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