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Steall Waterfall

Upper Glen Nevis Car Park, Fort William, Scotland
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Amazing sight but a bit of a trek

The walk to this is not for the faint hearted. Quite rough terraine and appropriate shoes are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stunning vista

One of the best short walks in the UK. Footpath is very tricky in places, and as warning sign... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Peter M
South Petherton, United Kingdom
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Upper Glen Nevis Car Park, Fort William, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

The walk to this is not for the faint hearted. Quite rough terraine and appropriate shoes are definitely required. Well worth it though as the waterfall is truly beautiful

Thank Wanderer027
Reviewed yesterday

One of the best short walks in the UK. Footpath is very tricky in places, and as warning sign suggests, can be quite dangerous. Having negotiated the path, however, it then opens up into a wonderful small glen with a view of Steall Falls. If...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Last few miles of access is by single track road- not for the faint hearted! The car park is small for the amount of visitors. Got part way along the walking track to discover a treacherous section- the warning signs for risk of death are...More

Thank georginams2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The drive up is a bit of a single track adventure and there is a fair walk then to the waterfall. Quite wet underfoot so wear appropriate footwear to avoid slipping. Once at the falls it is well worth it.

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not a very long trail, but very beautiful. Definitely a must see if you are in Fort William! Take a lunch and if you have a kids, there's a big grassy area for kids to play once you get down there :)

Thank miss_ladyday
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We camped three days at this waterfall and it is breathtaking. Great for wild camping or a day trip. Just make sure if you are taking a bus to plan ahead as couches only run 3 times a day.

Thank Leanne K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On route to car park, the single lane road is a lovely drive. The walk is just as lovely with an amazing ending. I crossed the stream and headed up to the left of the falls and got some great photos and views. Tricky to...More

Thank J888R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The visuals along this trail are amazing! Waterfall after waterfall! Bring your camera but be sure to wear proper hiking shoes and bring a walking stick. There are many rocks to maneuver as you near the top of the climb. We went in wet weather...More

Thank hockney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you follow the road all the way up to Steall falls, until you can go no further it's only about 40 mins to get to the fall. as a bonus there is a rope bridge to cross the river, so that's fun. The waterfall...More

1  Thank RP-Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a Gorge Walk Ideal to wind down after Ben Nevis. Stunning scenery, mountains, streams and waterfalls. Added bonus of the wire rope bridge at the end which is great fun. Don't forget the camera.

1  Thank siandy56
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Hello can you walk to steal waterfall from central fort William as we wont have a car, or would it be better to get a taxi
1 May 2017|
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Response from claudiar0que | Reviewed this property |
I think you can, but it will be a looooooong walk! About 8 miles
Hi, I'm thinking of going here with my parents. But my dad and mum have bad knees. How hard a walk would you say this is and how far will they have to walk if we park at the nearest car park?
29 April 2017|
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Response from Bothbarrells2012 | Reviewed this property |
I have written a review on this walk. I don't know if you can get to it from the first car park but we parked in the car park as far as you could go. There is also a sign saying about the walk rocky and hilly in parts and... More