northern highlands
skye & lochalsh
inverness, loch ness & nairn
aviemore & cairngorms
fort william & lochaber
Rogie Falls, Contin
Rogie Falls, Contin
Falls of Glomach


With its mix of mountain, river and loch it should come as no surprise that the Highlands is home to most of Britain's most spectacular waterfalls.

The highest falls in Britain, falling over 600 feet (200m) are Eas a Chual Aluinn near Kylesku while the largest single drop can be found at the Falls of Glomach in Kintail which are over 400 feet high. The falls of Glomach are fairly remote requiring a round trip on foot of about 7.5 mile from Morvich, while Eas Chual Aluinn can be reached by a slightly shorter 5 mile return walk but taking a boat from Kylesku is a more common option. Steall Falls in Glen Nevis or Plodda Falls near Tomich are much shorter walks.

Fortunately many other significant falls are much more easily accessible - the Falls of Measach in Corrieshalloch Gorge near Ullapool, Divach Falls at Drumnadrochit, the Falls of Foyers, Grey Mare's fall at Kinlochleven and Pattack Falls near Laggan are all virtually at the roadside while on Skye, Kilt rock and Mealt Falls which drop straight into the sea can be viewed from the clifftop carpark.

A number of other smaller falls, some taking the form of steep rapids also attract many visitors and often have path networks around them - notable ones being Dog Falls in Glen Affric, Rogie Falls near Contin, Moriston Falls at Invermoriston or Shin Falls near Lairg. logo