Walk: Hanging around Rogie Falls

Highland | Contin | Short walk | ★★★★

[Rogie Falls]

The countryside north of Contin feels like a step change in landscape. Gone are the rolling acres of farmland and scattered settlements - beyond, you have to go all the way to the west coast before finding a village of any significant size. For scenic beauty however, the first obligatory stop is after only a couple of miles at Rogie Falls. A dramatic suspension bridge hangs over the powerful waterfall amongst spectacular Highland scenery, salmon diverted along an artificial staircase at the side. A path leads directly to the falls, but this doesn't really immerse you in the surroundings. Instead, looping around to a picturesque upper section of rapids gets you in the mood. This way, you also follow the water course downstream to the waterfall - a much more satisfying approach.

[Rogie Falls suspension bridge]

📌 Walk: Hanging around Rogie Falls ★★★★
Start / finish at Rogie Falls car park, A835 2 mi north of Contin, G.R.: NH 442586 ///gazes.sonic.alone

▶ 2 km / 1 mi | ▲ 50 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Rogie Falls
Terrain: Narrow but clear paths undulating through forest, occasionally rough.

Route & map

Car park - path from the left of the car park (not through the wooden shelter!) - Black Water upstream of falls - Rogie Falls - start. Route waymarked in blue here (no. 2).

Route credit: Forestry and Land Scotland (modified)
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On our visit

Wildlife: A few birds and butterflies, but no salmon.
Weather: Mostly sunny.

Also on this walk

📌 Rogie Falls ★★★★
Off A835 2 mi north of Contin, G.R.: NH 446585 ///dined.stray.lifetimes
Always open | Free

💬 If not doing the full route, it's a 5-10-min (each way) downhill walk to the falls on a clear path waymarked in yellow (see no. 2 here) from the same car park.

[The blue path to the Black Water winds through pretty Highland scenery]


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