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Steall Waterfall

Upper Glen Nevis Car Park, Fort William, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Fort William
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I implore you to go and look at this waterfall. The walk up, whilst nearer a mile I'd say, than the 0.6 advertised, is just sublime. If you've got an average level of fitness you'll be fine. Once you get in to the meadow at the top, it's like another world. Scrambling up hill and over boulders and suddenly you're... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We would never have known about the Steall Falls unless the owners of the B&B we were staying in told us about it. The drive up to the car park is lovely in itself - winding through Glen Nevis with sheep and highland cattle to watch out for on the single track road. The car park is big and free... More

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It's a bit of a challenging, but extremely beautiful and fun hike to get to the falls, and the best is trying the rope bridge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The walk up to Steall falls was great. It wasn't as dangerous or as difficult as I thought it would be after reading the reviews, though you should have good footwear and be able to climb up and around rocks. The waterfall is beautiful and if you are feeling extra adventurous, walk across the steel rope bridge, which is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Lovely walk with some gentle scrambles that wouldn't necessarily be ideal for those with poor mobility. Well marked path. Return by same route. Rope bridge can be crossed near the base of the falls otherwise find your way and invariable get wet feet by stepping on stones across the shallows!! Great photo opportunities and picnic spots around the falls themselves.

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

You need good shoes as the going gets tough on the way up not for anyone who is not steady on their feet. It took us about an hour to walk up the gorge and it was dangerous in places with sheer drops into the gorge way below. It is all worth while when you get to the top of... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Lovely walk with a great payoff - the falls and a wire bridge! We were there mis September and saw only a few others on the trail. It was a pierce walk to start your day - could be done in 2 hours

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Everything we had a fantastic lieasurely break and travel around as its a god central area for traveling to other places but a great place to base yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Lovely walk, fairly easy going for all abilities. Rope bridge to cross to the falls was exciting or you can cross on stepping stones through a shallow river - waterproof boots and poles recommended! For the more adventurous head left off the path on the way back and down into the gorge for a bit of rock-hopping great fun!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Following Glen Nevis road all the way to the end will lead you to the start point of the walk. The last couple of miles is single track, but there are passing places, which is a relief as the area is quite popular. No need to pay for parking, so that is a plus, however there is only limited space... More

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