Walking to Steall Falls in Glen Nevis

This is a great choice for a short walk in Lochaber!

It’s one of our favourites in the dramatic and beautiful Nevis Gorge and leads to the awesome Steall Falls. Walks like this really do make us appreciate how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful area! 🙂

Steall Falls and the Nevis Gorge

An Steall Bàn or Steall Falls is Scotland’s second highest waterfall with a single drop of 120 metres. This walk is fairly straight forward, but you’ll need good footwear, suitable outdoor clothing depending on the weather conditions, water and some snacks.

It is low level, about two-miles and will take you through the dramatic Nevis Gorge that really will be an unforgettable scenic experience. Sections of the path can be rocky and slippery but with a little care this is a wonderful walk, suitable for almost everyone. We usually take a packed lunch and sit by the river in the gorgeous hanging valley next to the wire-rope bridge where you can see Steall Falls in all its glory. If you’re willing to test your balance and nerve, you can cross the river on the steel rope bridge.
But be careful!! 🙂

Steall Falls walk in Glen Nevis

This walk is on land owned by The John Muir Trust, so please observe the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. To get to the trail head, start the walk from the car park at the Glen Nevis road end (NN168691).

Walk Highlands has maps and full directions, or just ask us when staying at Blythedale House.