Falls of Falloch
The Falls of Falloch is a perfect stopping point or brief leg-stretcher if you are travelling up north on the A82 past Loch Lomond.
(The falls from the viewing cage)
Definitely the easiest way to reach the falls is by car. There is a very small carpark that has around a dozen spaces, so it might not be easy to get a spot. However, there are Citylink buses between Glasgow and Crianlarich that pass the falls on the way (stopping at the driver’s discretion).
Around 15 minutes before the falls, there is a stopping point near the very top of Loch Lomond at Inveruglas. Here you’ll find a striking new pyramid shaped creation designed specifically to provide a panoramic view down Loch Lomond. ‘An Ceann Mor’ is a perfect place to climb up, sit and take in the beautiful views of Loch Lomond and the surrounding mountains (if it’s a nice day, otherwise you probably won’t be able to see very far).
(An Ceann Mor)
The cleverly designed pyramid (which was only revealed in 2015) stands 8 metres high and is the perfect pit stop on your road trip. It has been built to accommodate people who have limited mobility by being able to go through the ‘tunnel’ and be presented with the outstanding views of the Arrochar Alps and Ben Lomond in the middle.
(The view through the tunnel of An Ceann Mor)
The Inveruglas visitors centre is a perfect place for a quick stop for a coffee and a bite to eat. This is also a nice area for a small walk around the banks of Loch Lomond.
The Drovers Inn is also a great place to stop at for a bite to eat, right on the edge of the River Falloch. This popular pub serves traditional Scottish comfort food and has live music every weekend.
(Loch Lomond from the viewpoint – An Ceann Mor)
The falls itself is only around a two-minute walk from the car park, and doesn’t require any walking gear as there is a clear path from the car park and the falls. There are only rocks to sit on to view the falls and one bench further back, so it’s not a place that you can stay for a long period of time as the only thing there is the falls. There is also a viewing cage that takes you further over the water closer to the falls for a different view.
(Falls of Falloch)
All photos taken on Sony a5100