Search Plodda Falls Holiday Accommodation Guide to locate accommodation in the area, Plodda Falls, also known as Eas Ploda in Gaelic and pronounced es-PLOD-duh, is located about 18.3 miles away from Drumnadrochit and is well worthy of a trip if you are in the vicinity at the time sta4you.com visited the falls there had been heavy rain which is a good time to take in the full beauty of the location.
It is quite an adventure to get to Plodda because it is located five miles (eight kilometres) past the tiny settlement of Tomich, through a narrow road and a forest route. Move at a slow speed and pull over to the side of the road whenever there is an opportunity for other vehicles to pass you.
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This impressive waterfall known as Plodda Falls may be found on the Abhainn Deabhag, which is a tributary of the River Affric. On the southern side of Glen Affric, the falls can be found tucked away in a beautiful fir forest. The main falls have a vertical drop of 151 feet (46 metres) and are almost completely vertical as they descend from a rocky outcrop to the river far below. Visitors may see almost straight down from the top of the plume thanks to an observation platform that protrudes out over the top of the falls.
Forestry Commission Scotland is in charge of maintaining the Plodda area, which is located within the Glen Affric Nature Reserve. During the 19th century, this region was a component of the Guisachan estate that belonged to Lord Tweedmouth. Between the two towns of Tomich and Plodda is where you'll find the derelict manor home.
The name of the estate comes from some Gaelic phrases that translate to "the region of the pines." Douglas firs are highly appreciated for ship masts and for construction projects because of their long, straight trunks. Lord Tweedmouth planted them there between the years 1895 and 1900. During Captain Robert Falcon Scott's doomed trip to the Antarctic, trees from the island of Plodda were used to construct the mast of the ship Discovery.