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COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland

FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.

Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.

All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.

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Rogie Falls

Where we are

Rogie Falls Forest Notice

All visitor facilities - including the car park and toilets - are closed until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

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

Walking

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.

Moderate
½ miles / 0.7 km

Allow
20 mins

More information

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.

Walking

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.

Strenuous
¾ miles / 1.3 km

Allow
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

Toilets
Toilets
Parking
Parking
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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Phone
0300 067 6100 (option 2)
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