Scotland: Falls of Glomach, West Highlands
Distance: 16km/10 miles
Type: Mountain and waterfall
Where: Return walk from Kintail Countryside Centre in Morvich to top of Britain’s second-highest waterfall.
Start/End: Kintail Countryside Centre Centre, Morvich (NG961211).
Terrain: Waymarked paths and forest track into remote mountain environment. Take care near top of waterfall.
Maps: OS Explorer 414; Landranger 33
The National Trust for Scotland property at Kintail boasts the famous Five Sisters mountain ridge – one of the finest ridge walks in Scotland – and nearby is Britain’s second-highest waterfall, the Falls of Glomach. While a traverse of the former is only recommended for strong and experienced hillwalkers, the walk to the latter is quite feasible for those who have the fitness, stamina and confidence. Although a relatively straightforward there-and-back route, it does involve a considerable amount of ascent (around 710m/2330ft) – but it’s well worth the effort! For those who don’t feel up to such a climb, a gentle walk along Gleann Lichd following the course of the River Croe is a good alternative. And a few miles away at the other end of Loch Duich is the must-see, much photographed Eilean Donan Castle.
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