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 25th Jun 2021:
    Starts at 21:33
    Good from 23:23 to 02:20
    Range 3.01m

Flood tide on Fri 25th Jun 2021:
    Starts at 15:46
    Good from 17:41 to 19:41
    Height 3.85m

Today’s Information

Sunrise at 03:31 / Sunset at 21:14

Tide Time Height (m) Range (m) Type Flow Starts Good from Good to
06:00 1.43 1.95 Ebb 01:53 03:43 06:45
12:01 3.11 Flood 08:50 10:31 12:31
18:16 1.32 1.79 Ebb 14:11 16:01 19:01

Today’s chart


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

Website developed by Mike Evans, Cairn Designs