Walk 182 – Rogie Falls, Scottish Highlands – 0.9 miles

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Rogie Falls

A wonderful circular forestry walk taking in Rogie Falls on the Black Water river near the village of Contin. I recommend doing this route in autumn to experience the vast array of colours! Alternatively, go in August-September for a chance to see salmon leaping upstream. 

parking available icon  Rogie Falls car park, just off A835 (signposted)

route image  Route: We chose to do this route in a clockwise direction, saving the falls for towards the end of the walk. To do the same follow the track from the car park and take the first left. Follow the blue directional posts (Riverside Trail) to complete the loop. 

Rogie Falls


The colour of the trees…… the quirky uneven footpath meandering through the forest….. the sound of the falls long before being able to see them…. the purpose-built suspension bridge affording uninterrupted views of the gushing torrent that is Rogie Falls….. There was much to love about this walk!

It may have been super short in distance at less than a mile, but we found this walk to offer a lot of variety and ‘oh wow’ moments.  To be honest, I was in my element – snap happy! Despite being early November and fairly late in the day, there were lots of other visitors; a testament to the beauty of these easily-accessible forestry walks. There was a good sized car park complete with interpretation boards and toilets (closed for the winter during our visit!) I will let the photos speak for themselves….

Follow the blue way markers to complete this loop
Being the height of autumn, the colours in the trees made this a photographer’s paradise
Black Water in autumn. The calm before the…… falls!
The path was very ‘au natural’ – which I liked – with lots of tree roots, rocks etc to negotiate. Quirky and fun, kids would love it!
This brilliant suspension bridge allowed us to walk right out in front of the falls for an uninterrupted view. The extension visible on the far side lets you look into the salmon ladder – we didn’t see any but were a little late in the year for them.

Other walks in the area you might enjoy: 

5 thoughts on “Walk 182 – Rogie Falls, Scottish Highlands – 0.9 miles

  1. Dear Gillian,

    We are launching an exciting new app called called Walks & Waterfalls later this year (see website link below).

    The app allows users to discover over 300 Waterfalls and Wild swimming places in Scotland using OS mapping and digital leader boards. We are currently collating images of waterfalls to include in the app and we came across your image of Rogie Falls.

    We would love to include your image in our app. Unfortunately as a start-up, we are not in a position to pay you for the use your image, however will give you a full named credit for the Falls of Rogie entry.

    Please let us know if you are happy for us to include your Rogie Falls image in our app, and do include your name so we can give you a full credit alongside the entry.

    Over the next few months we will activating our social media for the app, and you will be able to follow us on; Facebook – Walksandwaterfalls; Twitter – walks&waterfalls; and Instagram – walksandwaterfalls

    Many thanks!
    Walks and Waterfalls


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