A walk beside Scotland's Himalayan lookalike leading to an enormous waterfall.
Belford Rd, Fort William PH33 6SY, Scotland 2.5 Miles 1.5 HoursEasy
Paths: Clear and well-built. No stiles
Landscape: Wooded gorge and meadow
Dog Friendliness: Yes beware of slopes
Parking: Car park at the end of Glen Nevis Rd
Public toilets: At Glen Nevis Centre
At the top end of the car park a well-built path runs gently uphill under woods of birch and hazel, across what turns into a very steep slope. For a few paces it becomes a rock-cut ledge, with a step across a waterfall side stream. The path at this point is on clean pink granite, but you will see a boulder of grey schist beside the path just afterwards. Ahead, the top of the Steall Fall can now be seen through the notch of the valley.
The path continues briefly downhill to cross a second stream; the rock now is schist, with fine zig zag stripes of grey and white. A short rock staircase continues to a wooden balcony section. From here the path is just above the bed of the Nevis Gorge. The river runs through huge boulders, some of which bridge it completely.
Quite suddenly, the path emerges on to a level meadow above the gorge. The path runs on the left hand edge of the meadow to a point opposite the waterfall.
The walk ends here, beside a footbridge which consists simply of three steel cables over a very deep pool. Retrace your steps back to the car park.
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