Falls of Glomach via Glen Elchaig

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The Falls of Glomach are perhaps the most magnificent waterfalls in Britain, with a single leap of 113 metres (370 feet). They require a fair walk to reach from any direction; the shortest and more usual route is from Strath Croe but the approach up Glen Elchaig is a far finer walk, though much care is needed on the approach to the falls.


As far as where the path leaves Glen Elchaig the route follows excellent tracks ideal for cycling. After leaving the track, the falls approach path crosses very steep and dangerous ground on often slippery rocks above a big drop. This part of the walk should be avoided by those without a head for heights.

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Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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