River Moriston Falls in the Highlands

A mile from Loch Ness, you will find the small village of Invermoriston.  “Inver” means at the mouth of a river and because this village is at the mouth of the River Moriston, this is how the village became to be known as “Invermoriston”.

Invermorison lies on the Great Glen Way, a long distance walk which opened in 2002. The Great Glen Way is very popular with hikers and runs between Fort William and Inverness, covering a distance of 79 miles.


You could easily drive through Invermoriston, without realising this beauty spot is worth 30 minute of your time.  The village has a free car park by the village hall and there is a path which leads behind the hall and through into the woods.

Moriston Falls

A short stroll takes you along this path running along the side of the river. You can take a rest on this quirky seat and watch the world go by, including paddlers who like to negotiate the falls and rapids down this part of the Moriston. During high water levels this makes for a very fast flowing river which gives the keen water sportsperson a challenge.

Morison Falls

Moriston Falls

Just a short distance walk along the path and through the trees. you can see the River Moriston in all its glory. The river was moving quite swiftly along this stretch.

Moriston Falls

In the far distance of the above photo you will notice two stones bridges.  The first bridge is the A887 road which runs through the village and is known as Invermoriston bridge. It is a two lane bridge for motor vehicles.

Moriston Falls

You can walk up onto the bridge and on both sides you will see lovely views. The first view is looking back to the place where the photo of the two bridges above was taken.  A stone summer house is located on the edge of the bank which is now owned by Historic Scotland. A lovely spot to sit and take in the river on a warm and sunny day.

Moriston Falls

Moriston Falls

This bank where the seat is located, has a very interesting structure of big stones laid one on top of each other. Would anyone sit there if they could see the bank from this angle?

Moriston Falls

The second bridge was built by Thomas Telford who was a Scottish civil engineer, architect and stone mason. It took 8 years to build and was completed in 1813 when it became known as the Telford bridge. This single track bridge used to be the main bridge which ran along the road between Drumnadrochit and Fort Augustus, however it was replaced in the 1930 by the Invermoriston Bridge.

Moriston Falls

With a little care and some climbing, it is possible to get to the Telford bridge on foot, which gives further views along the River Moriston.

Moriston Falls

Moriston Falls

I would definitely recommend a stop off in Invermoriston. As well as the stunning scenery, you can also visit the Clog and Craft shop which has some unsual items for sale including authentic clogs, leather crafts, silver and metal jewellery.

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  • Hyla @hylaandpeterechols.com

    These shots are lovely! This looks like a fun day trip!

  • Sonya Maachou

    I love travelling and these pictures look amazing. I don’t travel enough in the UK, which i know i need to do more of. The kids need to see the beautiful country we live in.

    • Sam H Travels

      I hope you will have time to see more of the UK soon 🙂

  • Wow..it looks so gorgeous! Time with Mother Nature is always lovely! Thanks for sharing your experience and your lovely photos!

  • jillconyers

    What a beautiful place to hike and go for a run. My husband I would love it there.

  • Julie

    What gorgeous photos! I think I’ve just added this to my list of placed I’d love to visit, and it wasn’t on my radar at all previously!

  • What a lovely area! I’d love to go here.

  • lynnette joselly

    oh wow this is beautiful! lucky you for experiencing this beauty of nature in person.

  • Mary mozingo

    BEAUTIFUL!!! this may be our next vacation spot!

  • Beautiful pictures and lots of great information. Wish I would live closer!

  • lock ness as in the lock ness monster? and wow, those are really beautiful falls.

    • Sam H Travels

      Yes Loch Ness as in the monster 🙂 went searching for Nessie and there will be some posts on that soon 🙂

      • So cool. Hope you find him. I know he’s out there ☺️

  • Scotland is a truly beautiful place. Aviemore and the Cairngorms were one of my favourite places where I was little.

    • Sam H Travels

      Good choice! I also visited those two places during my time in the Highlands. The weather wasn’t too good when I went up the mountain, but eventually it cleared and the view was stunning. The Reindeer on the Cairngorms are super cool!

  • Oh my Sam, that place looks peaceful, I could watch the falls all day. Really great information. Have to put it on my bucket list.

  • Sonya Maachou

    That looks so beautiful. How do I live in the U.K. But have never visited Scotland??

    • Sam H Travels

      It was the same for me too! You will have to visit ! 🙂

  • Liz Cochico

    Beautiful views. This must be an exciting place to explore. I would love to go one day.

  • Enricoh Alfonzo Naidu

    Se manifique views! Love your photo journal and descriptions! This is an amazing place and i would love to visit there

  • I love nature walks, this one is beautiful! the photos are really stunning!

  • ohmummymia

    lovely pictures of place where I would love to be.

  • Stephanay Jnote

    What beautiful photos. Seems like a great place to visit. Awesome for photographers.

  • Ana Ojha

    What a splendid view in the lap of the mother nature! Your pictures are breathtaking!

  • There are so many gorgeous places you can easily drive past in Scotland so I’m glad you got to share this little gem with us. That stone bench is fabulous, a quirky way of taking in the beautiful scenery. Thanks for sharing a bit of peace and tranquility with us 🙂

  • Lauren

    I’ve always wanted to visit Scotland it looks like an incredible place to adventure!!

  • David Johnston

    More beautiful photos Sam! Loving your posts on the nature in Scotland and those bridges are so wonderful. You’re making me want to visit Scotland more and more.

  • Bismah Abdelgawad

    Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking! I would really love to spend a day there with my family.

  • Tracy McConnachie Collins

    lovely photographs! Scotland never fails to appeal – it is such a beautiful country!
    I have subscribed 🙂

  • I love taking photo’s of nature. This looks like an absolutely beautiful place to visit

  • Travel Lexx

    Ah it looks lovely and it would be amazing to visit and hike a stretch of the Great Glen Way. Love the photos!

  • Those views, lovely.

  • Vyjay Rao

    What an enchanting place this is. I would love to take as stroll in the woods and reach this beautiful falls. I am sure it is a an experience to cherish for a long, long time.

  • Scotland’s one of my favourite places to go hiking. You have some great photos. Will have to look up the route next time I visit.

  • Gorgeous photos! Great read.

  • Lisa

    This is exactly what I pictured parts of Scotland to look like. I love it and can’t wait to visit and do some hiking. Thanks for sharing the great photos!

  • In younger days, I would have been one of those keen kayakers. Today, that bench looks like a great spot. 😉 Either way, beautiful!

    • Sam H Travels

      I am with you on that!

  • This looks stunning! I would love to go and do that hike! These bridges look like they are straight from the history books. Thanks for sharing!

  • Fabulous pictures of River Moriston and the Falls. This looks like an ideal place to stop and have lunch or a picnic along side the falls. Especially if you see kayakers ripping through those marvelous falls!

  • Rhewi Montemayor

    Awesome photos.. I love to travel and explore.. The falls and the forest are so amazing..