|Steall Waterfall/Wire Bridge|
Steall Waterfall/Wire Bridge
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Object Title: Steall Waterfall/Wire Bridge
Image Type(s): Water
Page By: Boydie
Created/Edited: Jun 17, 2007 / Apr 29, 2008
Object ID: 302166
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OverviewSteall waterfall is located in Glen Nevis, Scotland. It is located south-east of Fort william and can be reached by driving along the road past Ben Nevis until the road ends at Polldubh. From here a track takes you east through the forest above Nevis Gorge. After roughly 15 minutes walking you will arrive at Steall meadows where you will immediately notice the 300ft Steall waterfall. It has been said that this walk in, is the best half mile in Scotland that displays an almost Himalayan character.
For those that wish to wild camp the meadows offer a perfect spot although the midges are here in great numbers.
For a close up view of the waterfall you can cross the Water of Nevis by way of the wire bridge. This bridge compromises of three wires. One to walk along and two for holding onto/keeping balance. The bridge is roughly 10ft above the Water of Nevis and roughly 20ft in length and it gets pretty wobbily in the middle. NOT for the faint hearted.
Steall waterfall is fed by the Allt Coire a' Mhail (translation: River of the Corrie of the Rent) which comes from the surrounding peaks that are commonly known as The Ring of Steall.
Although not the biggest waterfall in Scotland (3rd biggest) it is probably the most dramatic.
Please feel free to add any pictures you have of the area.