Eas a' Chual Aluinn - Britain's highest waterfall

This rough walk takes you into the heart of Assynt's rocky landscape, past pretty lochans and streams to reach the top of Britain's highest waterfall, Eas a' Chual Aluinn. The route leads to the best vantage point near the top of the falls, although the entire drop into the deep glen below cannot be seen.


Very boggy near start, then clear path, but rocky and rough. Care should be taken near the falls as this area is very dangerous.

Public Transport

None to start.


Parking area on bend on A894 between Kylesku and Lochinver junction near north end of Loch na Gainmhich. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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 Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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