Steall Waterfall, Fort William

4.9
#3 of 7 in Parks in Fort William
Put on your best walking shoes and explore the area surrounding Steall Waterfall, Scotland’s second-highest waterfall. The falls, featuring a single drop of 120 m (390 ft), can best be seen from the path running through the Nevis Gorge. The path is clear and well marked, with just a few rougher sections easily crossed in good footwear. As you walk through this wilderness area noted for its diverse plant and animal life, take a little time to enjoy the blossoming flowers and the cascading streams of clear water. Upon reaching the famous waterfall, test your balance by crossing the river on the steel rope bridge. Bring lots of bug repellant, waterproof clothes, and don’t forget to charge your camera. Plan to visit Steall Waterfall and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Fort William attractions using our Fort William travel app .
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  • A wonderful walk (an hour out and back) up through a picturesque gorge and into a little glen. There is a wire rope bridge across the river near the base of the waterfall that will keep your teens int...  more »
  • Walk up the gorge crossing many small water falls to sea the spectacular Steall waterfall. Be prepared for a rocky walk but well worth the effort.  more »
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  • This was a great hike/walk, most of the pathway is wrapped around the side of the mountain with just a few parts of the path that you need to climb no more than waist night. You cross a few little streams that roll down the mountain but once you get to opening of the valley you see and hear the spectacular view of the waterfall. Watch out for the surprise rope bridge you take to cross over the river that can be a tad tricky at first steps but extremely fun
  • Really lovely walk through the mountains which opens up to reveal the waterfall. Some nice views along the way, appropriate footwear is essential due to the terrain. If you want to get a closer look at the waterfall there is a rope suspended about 5ft above the ground which is a great photo opportunity.
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