Steall Falls Walk
Visit the second highest waterfall in Scotland on this short walk in Glen Nevis. Steall waterfall is a spectacular sight dropping 120 metres (390 ft) down a rockface.
The walk begins at the car park near the falls and follows a good footpath through the lovely Nevis Gorge. You'll pass along the River Nevis, through woodland and meadows with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. It's a stunningly beautiful place and one of the most popular walks in the area.
Highlights on the route include a popular wire rope bridge pictured below and featured in the video. The precarious bridge is a fun way of crossing the Water of Nevis but is not for the faint hearted!
PostcodePH33 6SY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Steall Falls Walk Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Steall Falls Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Steall Falls Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Steall Falls Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Nevis Gorge and the falls are a great place for dog walking. It's probably best to keep them on leads in some areas where it's a bit rocky.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head west toward Achriabhach and you can visit the Lower Falls. There's another car park here right next to the falls or you can follow a footpath west along the Water of Nevis. It's a worthy addition to your outing and another wonderful sight after heavy rain.
Pictured above, following the Water of Nevis to the Lower Falls near the Steall site.
The highest mountain in the UK is located just to the north of the falls at Ben Nevis. You can pick up the famous mountain track near Fort William, a few miles north west of the falls.
The epic West Highland Way can be picked up just to the west of the site. You could follow the waymarked footpath north to visit Fort William and Loch Linnhe.
Head south and there's the beautiful Pap of Glencoe to explore. There's some wonderful views over the Mamore mountains from this elevated spot. Buachaille Etive Mor, the Three Sisters Glencoe Waterfall Walk and Glen Etive are also not far from here.
Head north towards Banavie to pick up the Caledonian Canal and you could visit the splendid Neptune's Staircase. The site is noteworthy as the longest staircase lock flight in Scotland.