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Loch Ness hike by highlandwalker

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Loch Ness hike
![y6fk5mypcm.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/y6fk5mypcm.jpg)

Today I went hiking alongside Loch Ness where the famous monsteur supposedly resides. I started off at Inverfarigaig in the woods.

![9mjwkgom6n.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/9mjwkgom6n.jpg)

The path went steep to the viewpoint to some old Iron Age fort at the top of Dun Dearduil  which is now too overgrown to see now

![2n5gc95ivd.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/2n5gc95ivd.jpg)

![08yd4jjstu.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/08yd4jjstu.jpg)

And then back to the main track

![bbun9k2myw.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/bbun9k2myw.jpg)

![123tdp39z8.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/123tdp39z8.jpg)

The tunnel to the hydropower underground station. 

![wsf41ckkz5.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/wsf41ckkz5.jpg)

A lot rainfall made some swamps to cross 

![j8ulficnom.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/j8ulficnom.jpg)

But I spotted some sights of spring arriving shortly ... the daffodils

![7z9z6esj9t.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/7z9z6esj9t.jpg)

Finally arrived at falls of foyers 

![sving3c4bq.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/sving3c4bq.jpg)

of which the famous author of 'Auld Lang Syne' Robert Burns was writing a poem...

Among the heathy hills and ragged woods
The roaring Foyers pours his mossy floods;
Till full he dashes on the rocky mounds,
Where, through a shapeless breach, his stream resounds,
As high in air the bursting torrents flow,
As deep-recoiling surges foam below,
Prone down the rock the whitening sheet descends,
And viewless Echo's ear, astonish'd rends.
Dim seen, through rising mists and ceaseless showers,
The hoary cavern, wide-surrounding, lowers.
Still, through the gap the struggling river toils,
And still, below, the horrid cauldron boils.

The poem was engraved into the stones as you follow the path down to the falls

![9yw7ijqjzz.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/9yw7ijqjzz.jpg)

But first I stopped for lunch with the best views

![2tqlu5ki7p.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/2tqlu5ki7p.jpg)

And headed down to see the spectacular waterfalls

![20190317_113725.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmW4UtWMEqiXQcJ28zSPdGeWuZCm9vFSjMNv9Tou89W76X/20190317_113725.jpg)

![20190317_113736.jpg](https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmRAxtWc98ptpi6j79EbWErKjscj1UFMrzj1iAFvLJEHHp/20190317_113736.jpg)

Went back up again

![oyha121fje.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/oyha121fje.jpg)

![buqx9m1s30.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/buqx9m1s30.jpg)

![3igiqw1jww.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/3igiqw1jww.jpg)

And walked around the upper Foyers to discover less spectacular falls

![fu19i3gre0.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/fu19i3gre0.jpg)

Then went down to see the loch
 ![flz6i1idxd.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/flz6i1idxd.jpg)

Across the graveyard

![a3771hk0ka.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/a3771hk0ka.jpg)

I saw a monument of Jane Fraser who took her own life as she couldn't marry the one she loved 

![2xnwxk45by.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/2xnwxk45by.jpg)

![431f3p8t7z.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/431f3p8t7z.jpg)

Finally arrived at the banks of Loch Ness to meet the Nessie monster

![it2w6sy39q.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/it2w6sy39q.jpg)

![kvvqjz2fjb.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/kvvqjz2fjb.jpg)

![qk89sgsv0k.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/qk89sgsv0k.jpg)

To only witness the monstrous power of wind at the fallen tree

![nj3bznmcwf.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/nj3bznmcwf.jpg)

![tli62i5q33.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/tli62i5q33.jpg)

I walked alongside the banks of this second deepest loch in Scotland which is 230 meters deep and over 36 km long. 

![0txqiem8if.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/0txqiem8if.jpg)

With a snowy peak of the Corbett Meall Fuar-mhonaidh towering over the distance on the other side of the loch

![9ixb9fpw3p.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/9ixb9fpw3p.jpg)

I went through a bird nature reserve

![53ot8hx4rh.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/53ot8hx4rh.jpg)

![g5jmvvujgl.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/g5jmvvujgl.jpg)

Very close to the loch

![0xtwd1eyyc.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/0xtwd1eyyc.jpg)

Cross the bridge by foyers bay

![w7eyydqsmy.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/w7eyydqsmy.jpg)

![m85h8x3uij.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/m85h8x3uij.jpg)

And went back up again to bypass the Scottish hydropower station

![n7799usv89.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/n7799usv89.jpg)

And spot male pheasant in the woods

![5behvvbb5k.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/5behvvbb5k.jpg)

Some more loch views

![tli62i5q33.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/tli62i5q33.jpg)

And saw another the modern power station

![3xx49vzxqq.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/3xx49vzxqq.jpg)

![5798ginae9.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/5798ginae9.jpg)

Scotland is very keen on renewable energy sources. 

I found a bizarre stone pier

 ![8c6vm08qne.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/8c6vm08qne.jpg)

I guess it's safe to wall on

![muyzpbgiwy.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/muyzpbgiwy.jpg)

My last Loch Ness view

![ei7qya9u58.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/ei7qya9u58.jpg)

And still no monster
 
![bzv9kux6up.jpg](https://img.esteem.ws/bzv9kux6up.jpg)

Thank you for reading and see you next week.
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What a great article!
Fantastic pictures.
I would live to see it live.
One day I will travel there :-)
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Thank you
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