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Rogie Falls

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COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our Covid-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.

About

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 (2)

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 trail grade icon
½ miles / 0.8 km

Allow
½ hour

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 trail grade icon
¾ miles / 1.3 km

Allow
½ hour

More information

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 and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Campervan parking
Campervan parking

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

Stay The Night

Motorhomes and campervans that are self-contained and have their own toilet facilities will be able to stay overnight at the Rogie Falls car park from 26 April – 31 October 2021. This does not include overnight tent camping or car parking.  

To help plan your stay, please see the details below: 

  • Height barrier – No
  • Motorhome capacity of car park – 10
  • Suitable for large vehicles/caravans – No
  • Access notes – Car park exits directly onto busy trunk road.
  • Parking notes – Gently sloping tarmac ground. Parking blocks recommended. Please leave a 4m gap between other motorhomes.

Please visit our Stay the Night page for full details, participating locations, best practice, and terms and conditions of use.

Stay The Night

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

More about parking

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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Nearby forests

Rear view of two woman and two teenage girls standing on ridge at Contin, looking over Loch Achilty towards Strathconon hills

Home to squirrels, pine martens and a beautiful mixture of trees

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Toilets
Toilets
Mountain biking
Mountain biking
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Parking
All ability trails
All ability trails
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Rogie Falls': 1.25 miles
Rear view of woman in red jacket and teenage girl walking through Touchstone Maze, labyrinth of Scottish stones, Blackmuir Wood, near Strathpeffer

Home of ancient rituals, geology, and mountain views

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Ancient monument
Ancient monument
Distance from 'Rogie Falls': 1.58 miles
A river with a small ledge under an old stone bridge in autumn,

Attractive riverside walk topped and tailed by two historic bridges

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Rogie Falls': 3.27 miles

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0300 067 6100 (option 2)
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