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Falls of Falloch – A Loch Lomond Beauty Spot

The Falls of Falloch, at the top end of Loch Lomond is a feast for the eyes that is accessible to the many, as it only a short walk from the car park off the main road. The A82 that runs from Glasgow to Fort William is absolutely full of natural beauty all along. I was here to soak up the loch itself of course as shown in previous articles, but am so glad I took the few minutes it takes to wander to this beautiful spectacle of a waterfall.

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I had just completed a wonderful few hours on the water, kayaking on Loch Lomond with a bit of discovery. The day was still young in my eyes so headed North up to the top end of the loch for some more adventure. I actually came upon the Falls of Falloch by chance. About 3 miles outside the village of Crianlarich I saw a sign showing the falls and on closer inspection realised how close they were by foot.

I am certainly not one for short or lazy walks but with only so much daylight left it was the perfect stop off.

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Falloch Falls is also affectionately known as Rob Roy’s bathtub. It is said he used to bathe in the dark and deep pool beneath. It is part of the River Falloch that from here makes its way down to Ardlui where it feeds Loch Lomond. The falls are around 10 m (just over 30 ft) in height and there was certainly more than trickle. I was imagining them in full speight. I made a mental note to call in again on my way up north to my next climb of Ben Nevis or so.

From the car park there is a wide and accessible path taking you straight to the falls. The glen it is within is beautiful in itself and even more so at this time of year as the autumn colours were in great abundance.

In fact there are two options from the car park. Straight on takes you direct to the main falls. This is literally a 5 minute walk. If you went the first turning right after the car park then you can take the extra few minutes taking in the smaller waterfalls below the main one. The water crashing down the canyon. Be careful near the edges I must say.

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Either way, the view that presents itself at the end is wonderfully impressive. From the bank you get a direct view across to the falls. With the walk being so short I was able to carry a tripod plus the drone etc in my backpack for some photography. A good old bit of Scottish drizzle the only thing to hamper me a little 🙂

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The pic above here shows where to stand for the best view and the path back to the car park.

Speaking of which, that had been a fantastic day filled with adventure and sights. However, we had a delicious meal to get back to at The Inn On The Loch. Plus a couple of well deserved drinks for sure!

So, if you are ever passing Loch Lomond, northwards, and want a leg stretch? Stop and stroll at The Falls of Falloch. An accidental find of the highest quality for me.

Written by Paul Steele

Founder of BaldHiker.com and avid hiker, climber and trekker. Never liking to sit still and always seeking new adventures around the world. Sharing personal views here and tweeting live via @paul_steele

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