EAS FORS

Photograph of Eas Fors upper falls in full spate, Isle of Mull.

 

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Eas Fors is located in the Torloisk area of Mull which runs alongside the north shore of Lock Tuath and just north of the Ulva Ferry turn off on the B8073.

 

It is worth noting that entire road from Killiechronan at the east end of Loch na Keal right through to Calgary in the north is superbly picturesque and well worth travelling along. The return journey gives a completely different aspect to the landscape.

 

Eas Fors actually means ‘waterfall waterfall’ with Eas the Gaelic and Fors the Norse for waterfall. So when we describe the location as Eas Fors Waterfall we are actually saying – go visit the ‘Waterfall Waterfall waterfall’!

 

The falls are created by rainfall draining into Allt an Eas Fors (The River of the Waterfall Waterfall) from high hills to the north. By the time these waters reach Eas Fors they can be very spectacular, thundering over the first drop and gaining speed as they rush  downhill over three more falls before plunging to the rocks a hundred feet below on the shore.

 

A word of caution here – the river area can be quite dangerous as it passes under the road bridge and onwards down to the sea. The final drop is vertical, often slippery underfoot with mist on the upper rocks around the drop. Be very careful when viewing the falls and it is advisable to keep children close to you and not allow them to run on ahead.

 

A parking area for six or seven cars has been put in just to the east of the falls and there are usually one or two free spaces there even in the summer months.

 

The only safe way to view the final plunge of Eas Fors is to walk a half mile down the road towards Ulva Ferry and then take the track along to the stony beach. The walk to the shore should take about thirty minutes.

Photograph of Eas Fors upper falls, Isle of Mull.
Photograph of Eas Fors upper falls, Isle of Mull, viewed from the Bridge.
Eas Fors upper falls, Isle of Mull, viewed from the Bridge.
Photograph of Eas Fors upper falls, Isle of Mull, viewed from the east bank.
Photograph of Eas Fors Lower Pool, Isle of Mull.
Photograph of Eas Fors upper falls, Isle of Mull, viewed from the Bridge.
Photograph of Eas Fors upper falls in full spate, Isle of Mull, viewed from the west bank.

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