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Steall Waterfall, Fort William

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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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  • We had the best time on this walk. The trail is well-marked though challenging in places, but it is only about 3.5 miles round trip so very doable in a morning or afternoon. You start at the upper... 
    We had the best time on this walk. The trail is well-marked though challenging in places, but it is only about 3.5 miles round trip so very doable in a morning or afternoon. You start at the upper...  more »
  • Really worth doing this walk. Lovely gorge and waterfall to view on reaching. Plenty space when we parked but it was midweek. 
    Really worth doing this walk. Lovely gorge and waterfall to view on reaching. Plenty space when we parked but it was midweek.  more »
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  • Amazing free Waterfall! About a 30 minute careful casual walk from the car park! Caution is needed on some areas as very slippery and wet! But beautiful scenery once you arrive at the opening 😍
  • Parking was easy, climb up takes about 30-40 minutes. We had a 3 year old with us and it was a bit tricky in places but otherwise great walk to the waterfall. Once at the destination the views are amazing and you can dip your tired feet in cold water. Take a picnic with you so you can rest and enjoy the view.

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