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Rogie Falls

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Rogie Falls Forest Notices

We hope you’ve been enjoying the walking trails at your nearby forests during lockdown. As Scottish Government COVID-19 restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming you back more fully, and are working hard to reopen our facilities as soon as safely possible.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and will be free of charge.
  • Toilets are closed while we work to make them safe for you to use by implementing new Health Protection Scotland guidance on cleaning and maintenance. Please “go before you go” and check helpful apps or websites to find toilets that are open nearby.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

Short walks rewarded with spectacular waterfall views

Get up close to these impressive waterfalls on a new suspension bridge across the beautiful Black Water river. It's only a short walk from the car park and during August and September there's an excellent chance of seeing wild salmon leaping upstream. Visit after heavy rain or snow, when water gushes and tumbles from the slopes of Ben Wyvis, and the Falls of Rogie are even more sensational.

Guide map to Forests of Ross and Cromarty (PDF 5.8MB)

Walking trails


Salmon Trail

Drop down through the woods to the viewpoint over the dramatic Falls of Rogie. Watch for salmon leaping on their way up the Black Water.

Wide, firm and smooth gravel path. Includes a long steep slope.

½ miles / 0.8 km

½ hour

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The shortest route to the waterfalls and the elegant suspension bridge which crosses the Black Water river. Discover the salmon's incredible life story at the viewing platform before stepping out over the dark swirling river to see the Falls of Rogie face-on. You can return the same way or follow the Riverside Trail back to the car park.


Riverside Trail

A longer walk through the woods and along the river, taking in the viewpoints at the falls and Raven’s Crag.

Rough gravel and earthy path. Includes narrow, rocky and muddy sections, as well as exposed tree roots. Steep slopes with some uneven rocky steps.

¾ miles / 1.3 km

½ hour

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Having watched the salmon leaping up an impossible wall of water, follow their onward journey on this lovely forest trail beside the river's dark tranquil pools, returning through pinewoods brimming with heather and blaeberry.

Starts from the viewing platform beside the Falls of Rogie. Follow the Salmon Trail from the car park to the river.

Facilities & access

Picnic area
Picnic area

During the summer months there are public toilets, run by Highland Council, next to the car park and food is available in Tarvie and Garve. You'll find other toilets, shops and places to eat in Strathpeffer, Contin and Dingwall.

Getting here

From Contin, take the A835 road west heading for Ullapool for about two miles. You will see the sign for the Rogie Falls car park on the east side of the road. The car park is at grid reference NH 442 585.

Using SatNav?

IV14 9EQ is the nearest postcode. It's on the A835 about a mile (1.6 km) before the car park if you are coming from Inverness.

Public transport

There is a bus service to Contin, 2 ¼ miles (3.6 km) away.

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0300 067 6100 (option 2)
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