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The Nevis Gorge and its Waterfalls


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

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Essential Information

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

Interactive Walk Map

Detailed walking instructions

Walk Progress

Instruction 1

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.


Instruction 2

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.

Caution - water

Instruction 3

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.


Instruction 4

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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