The Falls of Foyers, Foyers

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The Fall of Foyers is a waterfall on the River Foyers, which feeds Loch Ness, in Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom.
The waterfall has "a fine cascade", having a fall of 165 feet. It is located on the lower portion of the River Foyers at. The river enters Loch Ness on the East side, North-East of Fort Augustus.
This waterfall influenced Robert Addams to write a paper in 1834 about the motion aftereffect.
The flow over the falls has been much reduced since 1895 when North British Aluminium Company built an aluminium smelting plant on the shore of Loch Ness which was powered by electricity generated by the river. Artist Mary Rose Hill Burton, who was active in the unsuccessful resistance against the smelting plant, made many drawings and paintings of the falls before the plant was built, to capture the landscape before it was lost.
The plant shut in 1967 and the site is now part of a 300 MegaWatt pumped-storage hydroelectricity system at Loch Mhòr.
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  • My family and I enjoyed a lovely walk to the falls and beyond. The falls are worth a look but the overall walk which ended up with us on the shore of Loch Ness and finding a rope swing the kids had a ...  more »
  • We visited the waterfalls on 2nd July 2019. Hope you don't mind walking, as there are a few steps down to view the waterfalls. The climb back up is harder but worth it for the breathtaking scenery and...  more »
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  • Really nice place to stop for a walk. The waterfall is really impressive much larger than I expected. The paths are well maintained but could be better sign posted.
  • So gorgeous. The Robert Burns poetry carved in stones along the path are so beautiful and add such a lovely extra sense of place and history of those this beautiful spot has influenced
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