Walk 186 – Plodda Falls, near Tomich, Scottish Highlands – 0.8 miles

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Simply jaw-dropping! Experience how a bambling burn - Allt na Bodachan - is peacefully flowing through the forest one minute and then without warning is suddenly hurtled 46m vertically down a rock face. Possibly the most impressive falls I have ever seen!

Plodda Falls car park (signposted from the village of Tomich). No public transport to start point.


Forestry trail to Plodda Falls (white route) in all its autumnal glory: narrow footpaths complete with tree roots, boulders, twists, turns, ups and downs.
After less than half a mile we arrived at the base of the falls – wow!
Behind the viewing platform was this burn – Allt na Bodachan. Swollen-looking and definitely full of energy but in comparison to the falls we had just experienced, it appeared to be sleepily making its way downstream. BUT in this photo where you see the burn apparently stopping in mid air, it suddenly plunges 150ft down a rock face!! What a shock the water must get (and any creatures in it!)
This photo gives a bit of a sense of how abruptly the burn becomes a waterfall. It is taken from the end of the viewing platform which is suspended out high above the deep gorge into which Plodda Falls…. falls. You really have to be there to experience it fully though, I found it to be truly breathtaking.

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