GUIDE TO THE RIVER FOYERS

NAME OF RIVER: River Foyers.

WHERE IS IT?: On the south side of Loch Ness. It's under the B862, near the much bigger River Fechlin.

PUT-INS/ TAKE-OUTS: Where the B862 crosses the river, it has just become the River Foyers, from the confluence of the River Fechlin and the Allt Breinach.

See below for the takeout.

APPROX LENGTH: 2 miles.

TIME NEEDED: An hour at most.

ACCESS HASSLES: Unknown.

WATER LEVEL INDICATORS: Needs plenty of rain, as the River Fechlin is usually dry from water extraction.

GRADING: Grade 2. However, a massive waterfall lurks downstream somewhere...

MAJOR HAZARDS/ FALLS: The Falls of Foyers.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: From the putin, the river winds around bends with little whitewater. We have not paddled this, but drove down it for two miles on the river left bank. It is possible to egress the river across farmland to the end of this road.

NOTE: somewhere downstream of this section the river falls off the spectacular Falls of Foyers. It is highly recommended that you egress at this point. If you choose to continue, be extremely careful...and let us know what you find!

OTHER NOTES: You would probably only want to do this as a continuation of a trip down the Allt Breinach.

Anyone seen it further downstream?

CONTRIBUTED BY: Mark Rainsley.

 

 

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