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Steall Waterfall

Upper Glen Nevis Car Park, Fort William, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Walked up to the Steall waterfall to show my children this walk which I thought was magical when I first did it many years ago. The weather was very poor but they managed it and enjoyed soggy sandwiches as a reward. They enjoyed collecting rocks, trying to cross the Steall bridge, and imagined the gorge in the time of dinosaurs... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We had a gorgeous day, blue skies and some white fluffy cloud. The walk is not too difficult although there are a few places where you need to be sure of your footing. The kids were fine and enjoyed the walk too. The trees were just turning to their autumn colours. At the top of the walk the narrow gorge... More

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Nice easy trek to a beautiful waterfall. If time permits, start with Cow Hill first followed by lunch at the beautiful Ben Nevis Inn first before climbing up to Steall Fall.

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Claremont, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Wear solid walking/hiking shoes! The path has many rocks and requires some mild clambering. It's at the very end of the Ben Nevis road, so you can go all the way to the car park at the end, or you can park/take a cheap cab to Upper Falls and walk the very nice road up to the start of the... More

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Pickering, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It would apply only to very careless or reckless hikers. Families with small children were returning from the falls as we headed onto the trail so we felt capable despite the warning sign. We read about this trail from a site of top 10 WORLD trails to hike. The drive to the trail was an adventure in it self with... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Road was so narrow, falls very nice. Weather rainy so was not as pleasant. Didn't allow enough time to do more areas. Nice trails to follow as well.

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great walk up Glen Nevis with spectacular scenery. Make sure you are wearing hiking boots etc as the walk from the car park is about a mile over some rough terrain (we met some people in flip flops !)

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Steall Falls is a sight to behold as you ascend from the Gorge into a beautiful open Glen with, Birch trees and a meandering river. The rope bridge was pretty terrifying, but my Fiance and I both made it across. We chose the wade through the river rather than go back over the rope on our return journey! Well worth... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We followed a very narrow and winding path in the woods for a while and all of a sudden there was the open stretch of stream, meadow and the waterfall at the background. Together with the really sweet air in the woods, that was the most pleasant morning walk I could wish for! Absolutely recommend!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

While this waterfall is not well advertised at all, and I do not know why....It is so worthwhile getting to. I am not a hard core hiker and I still made it. Once you get to the meadow you will forget any aches from your hike. It is breath taking as are so many things here.

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