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Steall Falls walk in Glen Nevis

Steall Falls is a superb low-level walk in Glen Nevis, Fort William, below Ben Nevis and the surrounding mountains.

In Glen Nevis, there are delightful walks to satisfy the low-level hiker and photographer. One such walk is a hike through the gorge in the Glen, where the River Nevis cascades and tumbles down from the surrounding mountains, on its way to the sea.

This walk is a straight forward route but good footware is recommended and walkers should always be extremely careful and sensible when walking in the outdoors. Serious walkers can park their cars in Braveheart carpark or at the Ben Nevis Visitor Centre near the entrance to the Glen, whilst whose preferring a much shorter walk can begin at the Lower Falls carpark. If you only have a couple of hours, then you can park at the head of the Glen, near the entrance to the gorge.  On your way into this most beautiful of Highland Glens you are bound to see some of the local Highland cattle grazing.  Before the gorge, the Lower Falls are the first real show of power the river can offer and during wet periods these waterfalls are extremely impressive as they thunder below your feet under the bridge.

Here's a link to a walking in Glen Nevis leaflet in PDF format.
Once in the Gorge you will be delighted with wild flowers, gently cascading streams and some superb views both ahead of you and behind. After a short but pleasant walk over rocky ground the gorge opens up to reveal a hanging valley with Steall Falls pouring into the scene from high above. Stealls Falls is a good option all year round and is particularly beautiful after snowfall. A further 15 minute walk brings you to the wire-rope bridge where you can see Steall Falls at close hand, and test your balance and nerve by crossing the river on the steel rope bridge. Don't forget your camera, waterproofs and a snack - you may want to stay longer than you think!
Only 15 minutes from Fort William High Street by car, at the head of Glen Nevis
Always take extra care of your personal safety when walking in the mountains. The route of this walk is on land owned by The John Muir trust and so you should obey the Outdoor Code at all times.

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