Plodda Falls are in the beautiful Glen Affric. They are the highest waterfalls in the area at 46 metres. To get there is a bit of an adventure in itself as you have to drive up a single track and then onto a bumpy dirt road for a couple of miles. Don’t take a sports car up there as it may never return!
You finally reach the car park, which in the busier months I can see it being pretty busy. We were told it was £2 for the car park but we couldn’t see anywhere to pay this.
Plodda Falls, Glen Affric
The Plodda Falls Trails
There are two trails at Plodda Falls – white and green. The white trail is a shorter route which should take about 30 minutes. Whereas the green route is longer and should take 1.5hrs – 2hrs depending on how young your children are. We took the green route and walked around anticlockwise. This meant the waterfalls would be our reward.
We would definitely recommend the green trail as it is through a lovely forest of Douglas trees. There are a few ups and downs which can get a bit slippery when wet. However, our 3-year-old son managed just fine with holding a hand to steady him.
There are a few places to stop along the way to take pictures or stop for a break before heading up towards the falls. If you walk anticlockwise then turn right before you get to the top. This path leads to the bottom of the falls, where you can take pictures.
You will also find a platform right at the top which hangs over the falls. The boys and I didn’t stay on the platform for long, as it was setting my anxiety off!
After a slight meltdown from our eldest son, we headed back off to the car while Nick stayed back to get some more pictures and videos.
Once the car came into view the boys started cheering and clapping.
A Family Friendly Walk?
Yes, we would say Plodda Falls is a family-friendly walk. Depending on how well your children walk there are two walks which if you take your time are definitely doable for children.
Facilities at Plodda Falls
- Firstly there are no toilets at Plodda Falls.
- Both routes are not pram friendly. It is best to take a carrier.
- The car park was free, but we were told by a local that it was a £2 charge.
- There are picnic benches along the green trail and at the car park if you wish to take a picnic with you.
- The white trail is 1/2 mile long and the green trail is 1.5 miles long.
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