Glen Nevis Hike

Glen Nevis Hike

One of the best short walks in Scotland, this route heads through the dramatic and beautiful Nevis Gorge and leads to the awesome Steall Falls.

  • Admire the spectacular scenery.
  • Breathtaking views.
  • One of the best short walks in Scotland.
  • Nevis Gorge.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 4: Challenging - good mobility and fitness needed

  • Duration

    4h

  • Max. passengers

    14

  • Booking code

    E-FWM1

  • From

    139 €

  • Notices

    Appropriate warm, waterproof clothing advised, good walking boots.

One of the best short walks in Scotland, this route heads through the dramatic and beautiful Nevis Gorge and leads to the awesome Steall Falls. Commence your walk after a short drive, heading straight into attractive deciduous woodland. The rough and rocky path then goes through the Gorge and there are glimpses of tremendous rocky mountainsides through the trees. At one stream, the way has been cut out of the rock and heads around the corner on a wide ledge; beyond here there is a first glimpse of the white line of Steall Falls through the gorge. The valley now narrows considerably, and the river can occasionally be seen below, crashing over and round huge fallen boulders. The glen suddenly broadens out once more to form a grassy meadow decorated with wildflowers and surrounded by wooded, precipitous mountainsides. The crowning glory is the Steall Falls, now seen directly ahead across the meadow. Continue to the main path until it reaches a bend where the glen curves round to the left and the path is close to the river. This is the best spot for admiring the great falls. They are the third highest falls in Scotland, cascading 105 metres down the rockface, and a tremendous sight particularly in spate. Rising above the falls is the Munro of A Gearanach, the first peak on the Ring of Steall, and this is the starting point for many mountain excursions. 

Return to the coach along the same route.

Practical information:

  • Remarks: Appropriate warm, waterproof clothing advised, good walking boots. 
  • Language: English
  • Walking information: Approx 4 km on an uneven, and occasionaly muddy terrain. One steep section. Recommended for experienced walkers only. 
  • Wheelchair accessible: No.