Glen Nevis is bordered to the south by the Mamore range, and to the north by Ben Nevis Càrn Mor Dearg, Aonach Mòr and Aonach Beag.
It is home to one of the three highest waterfalls in Scotland, Steall Falls, where the Allt Coire a’Mhail joins the Water of Nevis in the glen. Below the waterfall is a steeply walled and impressive gorge.
Several films have been shot in Glen Nevis, including some scenes from the Harry Potter movies, Highlander, Highlander III: The Sorcerer, Braveheart and Rob Roy.
Begin from the car park at Glen Nevis road end, seven miles south-east of Fort William. Here the Allt Coire Eoghainn cascades some 350m down the steep southern slopes of Ben Nevis. Follow the path east into woodland, all the time climbing gradually above the amazing Steall Gorge. In due course a rockier section of path crosses a burn from where the scenic splendour continues. It narrows to run above steep slopes crossing several more streams that tumble down the hillside into the gorge below. It is a dramatic and awe-inspiring section of the route, but take care when it is wet or icy.
Cross a bridge and continue, with the path then emerging into beautiful Steall Meadows. After the confines of the wooded gorge this open space is even more unexpected. Ahead is the spectacular Steall Falls. The outward-bound route can either end here or you can try and negotiate the infamous wire bridge or continue on to reach Steall Ruin, which dates from the 1700s and was used by shepherds as recently as the 1940s.
Carefully retrace steps back to the car park, enjoying the superb views of Glen Nevis and the slopes of Ben Nevis.
*Video Credits to Alex Sniezek.
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