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Plodda Falls and the Tweedmouth Trail

Stunning Waterfall Walks

Plodda Falls is just a short drive from Eagle Brae, and it’s more than worth your while visiting! Enjoy this orbital walk to an enormous majestic waterfall, at over 40 metres tall. One of the remarkable things about the history of the falls is that the course of the Allt na Bodachan river, which feeds them, was changed in the 1800s to make them even more impressive!

A walk of crashing water and mighty trees

Getting to Plodda Falls, Near Glen Affric

From Eagle Brae, it’s about a half-hour drive to get to Plodda Falls. Simply head south on the A831, following the signs for Plodda Falls and Tomich. It’s a bit of a rough country road for the last section of the journey, so take it easy and enjoy the scenery. A postcode to use to get in the general area is IV4 7LY. Mobile reception is all but non-existent, so try to download any maps you may need beforehand. For those using What Three Words, the car park’s address is ‘shortens.awoken.library’. There is usually a charge to pay at the car park, so take plenty of change.

Towering Douglas Firs

The Tweedmouth Trail

Once out the car, it’s recommended that you take the Tweedmouth Trail to the falls. Although you can follow the Plodda Falls trail and head straight to the waterfall (great if you are short on time) the longer trail gives you a wonderful walk. It is a super forest walk, with large Douglas firs and larches towering above your head. Wander through the majestic Douglas firs and larch, planted by Lord Tweedmouth on the former Guisachan estate.

Now part of the Glen Affric Nature Reserve, Lord Tweedmouth, a brewer and Member of Parliament in the 1800’s, bought his estate and planted it with these stunning trees. They are now some of the tallest and most impressive in Scotland, and a tourist attraction in their own right.

Viewing the Plodda Falls

When in full spate, the Plodda Falls can spray mist over quite a distance, so prepare to get a little wet! There is a viewing area at the bottom of the falls, as well as a platform at the top. Try and get to see the waterfall from both angles – it’s impressive!

Make the most of your time in the highlands and stay at a luxury Eagle Brae lodge. Book your holiday and enjoy walks around Plodda Falls and other similarly stunning areas every day.

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