The Falls of Lora Information Website

Times for 2020 available here 

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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

Accommodation, coaching, kit and information

  Strumhor A comfortable and contemporary bed and breakfast with fine views of, and almost direct access to the falls

  Seafreedom Kayak Sea kayak coaching, trips and rental. Based at Strumhor, right beside the falls. Tide race paddling specialists!

  Outside Edge Oban's premier outdoor equipment shop. Good kit and good advice from experienced outdoor people

  Oban the best Information site for the best things in the Oban area

The site is hosted by CairnDesigns

Thanks to Playak for links. Please visit the Playak site to see lots of good kayaking information

If you live in Scotland and you are interested in kayaking or canoeing in general, please visit the:

Scottish Canoe Association Website

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