The falls of Lora are situated six miles North East of Oban on the West Coast of Scotland.

The falls are generated when the tide level in the Firth of Lorn drops below the level of the water in Loch Etive.

On the Ebb tide, the seawater in Loch Etive pours out through the narrows which are themselves spanned by the spectacular and historic Connel Bridge. The currents and waves produced by the flood tide are also well worth seeing and paddling

The falls provide excitement for kayakers and divers as well as a stunning sight for tourists and photographers

Because the falls are tidal, they are not always flowing. This website has been established to enable anyone who wants to see or use them to be there at the right time on the right day.

The information contained in this website has been well researched, confirmed by observation and is provided in good faith. However, the timing and height of the tides can be significantly affected by atmospheric pressure and strong winds. To summarize, if you don’t have fun, it’s not our fault!

If you have any information, corrections or suggestions to add to the site or have any questions, please contact the web author on

Next Good Tides:

Ebb tide on Fri 12th Jan 2024:
    Starts at 08:23
    Good from 10:13 to 13:14
    Range 3.10m

Flood tide on Tue 12th Dec 2023:
    Starts at 13:54
    Good from 15:42 to 17:42
    Height 3.90m

Today’s Information

Sunrise at 08:33 / Sunset at 15:50

Tide Time Height (m) Range (m) Type Flow Starts Good from Good to
04:04 1.70 1.40 Ebb 23:39 01:29 04:49
09:50 3.30 Flood 06:54 08:20 10:20
17:03 2.20 1.10 Ebb 12:00 13:50 17:48
22:33 2.90 Flood 19:53 21:03 23:03

Today’s chart


The Falls of Lora Information Site is run by Tony Hammock and sponsored by Seafreedom Kayak

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