The falls of Lora 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.
The falls of Lora are situated at the entrance of Loch Etive at Connel, by Oban. They are directly under Connel bridge, which carries the A828 from it's junction with the A85 at Connel, towards Benderloch, Appin and Fort William.
The falls are best viewed from the lay-by on A85 the south west side of the falls, from the bridge itself and from the shore on the northern side.
There is an unofficial parking area (actually the old road) on the northern side of the bridge off the A828. This is where kayakers usually park.
There is also a viewpoint parking area west of the bridge on the A85 in front of the Oyster Inn.
on 29/09/2010 paul
fantastic, been through in boat keep to right hand side there is the main channel through very exciting when tide on ebb
on 21/07/2010 Unknown
awesome to see canoes going down