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Steall Waterfall, Fort William

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Put on your best walking shoes and explore the area surrounding Steall Waterfall, Scotland’s second-highest waterfall. The falls, featuring a single drop of 120 m (390 ft), can best be seen from the path running through the Nevis Gorge. The path is clear and well marked, with just a few rougher sections easily crossed in good footwear. As you walk through this wilderness area noted for its diverse plant and animal life, take a little time to enjoy the blossoming flowers and the cascading streams of clear water. Upon reaching the famous waterfall, test your balance by crossing the river on the steel rope bridge. Bring lots of bug repellant, waterproof clothes, and don’t forget to charge your camera. Using our world travel planner, Fort William attractions like Steall Waterfall can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Where to stay in Fort William

A B&B along the high street provides access to pubs and cultural life. However, luxury hotels set among idyllic countryside are outside the city center. Consider a stay inside a refurbished historical building at one of the handful of guesthouses. less expensive lodging is also available in scenic areas within walking distance of the high street, or main street.
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  • if you follow the road all the way up to Steall falls, until you can go no further it's only about 40 mins to get to the fall. as a bonus there is a rope bridge to cross the river, so that's fun. The ...  more »
  • This is a Gorge Walk Ideal to wind down after Ben Nevis. Stunning scenery, mountains, streams and waterfalls. Added bonus of the wire rope bridge at the end which is great fun. Don't forget the camera...  more »
  • Driving up to the upper car park is an experience, but need to drive slow because of single lane. Good to go early in the morning to ensure you get a parking lot. The walk from car park to the waterfa...  more »