GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Eas a' Chual Aluinn from Loch na Gainmhich

6 miles (10 km)

This walk takes you to the highest waterfall in Britain. It starts at the Loch na Gainmhich car park about 3 miles from the falls, and follows a challenging footpath to the spectacular waterfall.
The walk takes you past Loch na Gainmhich and a series of smaller lochs to the spectacular 658ft (200m) falls. From the high points on the walk there are wonderful views of Loch Glencoul, Loch Beag and the hills of Glas Bheinn and Quinag.
The falls are located a few miles south of Kylesku where you can catch also boat trips to the falls.
You can continue your walking in the area by heading a few miles south to visit Loch Assynt. Here you can visit the striking ruins of Ardvreck Castle which sits on a rocky promontoryjutting out into the expansive loch.


IV27 4HW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Eas a' Chual Aluinn OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Eas a' Chual Aluinn Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head west and you could visit the beautiful Clashnessie Bay and Clashnessie Falls. The 15m high falls are an impressive sight after rain.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Eas a'Chual Aluinn - - 823614

Eas a'Chual Aluinn. Anglicised as Ess Coul Aulin, this is the highest waterfall in the British Isles, and it is one of the highlights of the boat trip. After recent dry weather there is barely a thread of water against the dark cliff to right of centre.

Eas a'Chual Aluinn - - 450466

As close as you can get to the top of Britain's highest waterfall.

Eas a Chual Aluinn from Loch Beag - - 29980

From Loch Beag

Footpath to Eas a'Chal Aluinn - - 452561

Footpath to Eas a'Chal Aluinn This well-trodden path links the A894 at Loch na Gainmhich with the waterfall

Elevation Profile


GPS Files

GPX File

Eas a' Chual Aluinn.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Eas a' Chual Aluinn.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)