The translation of the River Moriston from its Gaelic roots into English as River of the waterfalls is a big clue that it might be worth stopping off here. Fortunately most people don't speak Gaelic and drive right by, ensuring this beauty spot remains relatively quiet by local standards. Here, the burn tumbles haphazardly across bands of rock in a determined effort to reach nearby Loch Ness. These aren't the highest waterfalls in the region by any means, but they're a pleasant place for a short wander, or to let off steam after being stuck behind a slow lorry on the A82 for the last mile or 10. Even the local Highland Cows are friendly...
|Highland Cow (or calf) near Invermoriston car park|
Name: Invermoriston Falls ★★☆☆☆
Location: Invermoriston, G.R.: NH 421164 / shook asks highly
Anything else? From the main village car park near the A82 junction with the A887, follow the clear path south, parallel to the main road at first but soon heading away to the left. The first sets of rapids appear soon after reaching the river, but it's worth continuing a little further to explore the rest of them.
|[Fungi on the short path to the falls]|