Last Updated on February 8, 2023 by Natalia
The lovely Rha Waterfall on the Isle of Skye is one of the island’s hidden gems. Situated in Uig Wood, the waterfall is more impressive in person than it looks in many of the photos available online. It’s a fairly small waterfall, but the sheer force of the falls is quite impressive – especially if you visit after a period of heavy rain! Rha Waterfall is easily accessible by a short walk from Uig Village, and is included in our list of the 5 best waterfalls on the Isle of Skye! It’s also included on our ultimate 3 day Isle of Skye itinerary, as it’s easy to combine with some popular nearby attractions like the Fairy Glen, Kilt Rock and Lealt Falls. This guide covers everything you need to know about visiting the Rha Waterfalls on the Isle of Skye.
Make sure to check out our guide to driving on the Isle of Skye before you visit so you can stay safe on the roads!
Rha Waterfall Parking
There is no designated car park at the Rha Waterfall, but thankfully there is some free parking in a nearby lay-by. The parking area is located by the intersection of the A87 and the A855, just opposite the Old Police House.
It’s the nearest suitable place to park when visiting the falls, and is a fairly short walk from there to your destination. Parking spaces are limited, but as this is one of the lesser-visited waterfalls on the Isle of Skye hopefully you will have no problem finding space.
Rha Waterfalls parking postcode – IV51 9XP.
Click here to see the exact parking location on the What 3 Words website!
Rha Waterfall Walk
It’s a fairly short walk from the parking area to the Rha Waterfall, taking around 10 minutes one-way. Start by walking uphill along the A855, keeping your eye out for a gap in the wall on the right side of the road.
Head through this gap and into Uig Wood, from which point the path is fairly obvious and leads you directly to the waterfall. There are some stairs you will need to walk down, but before long the beautiful Rha Waterfall will come into view.
To get the best view of the the Rha Waterfalls you will need to climb onto the rocks in the River Rha, as this way you can see the falls without any trees in your way. The rocks can be slippery so you will need to be careful when doing this, but it’s definitely worth doing for an even more impressive view of the waterfall.
Alternatively you still do get a nice view of the waterfall from the path. If you’re lucky you may even get to enjoy the waterfall all to yourself just like we did, as it’s not an overly visited spot despite its natural beauty. Once you’ve finished admiring the waterfall simply head back to your car the way you came.
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