“Visit Inchree Falls - Ben Nevis Holiday Park”

Visit Inchree Falls

With stunning stretches of waterfalls and picturesque views

Ben Nevis Holiday Park is a haven for hikers, with countless fantastic walks nearby and the Ben itself being the most challenging climb of all of course. If you’re looking for something spectacular yet family-friendly that all ages and abilities can enjoy, the walks around Inchree and Glenrigh Forest are perfect, especially as you can select the route that best suits your party.

Wonderful waterfall walks

Ben Nevis Holiday Park is a haven for hikers, with countless fantastic walks nearby and the Ben itself being the most challenging climb of all of course. If you’re looking for something spectacular yet family-friendly that all ages and abilities can enjoy, the walks around Inchree and Glenrigh Forest are perfect, especially as you can select the route that best suits your party.

Why visit Inchree?

Inchree Falls is a series of eight waterfalls and deep pools. The water tumbles down a deep gorge for over 100 metres, fed by the River Abhainn Righ from Glen Righ. An easy path winds up the edge of the gorge, offering up a series of fabulous waterfall viewpoints as well as panoramic views of Loch Linnhe and the Morven Mountains. The falls are spectacular any time but are particularly thunderous after heavy rainfall!

Easy access

A scenic 23-minute drive from Ben Nevis Holiday Park skirting along one side of Loch Linnhe takes you to Inchree Falls Car Park. From here you can embark on a number of different routes, but before you head off on your hike, check out the red squirrel feeding station close to the car park. This part of the Highlands is a real hotspot for red squirrels, and the feeding station complete with info boards, large wooden screen with viewing holes is the perfect place to catch a glimpse of these rare and beautiful creatures.

Choose your route

There are three clearly marked routes to choose from each starting from Inchree falls Car Park – although it is possible to combine parts of a few of them into a larger walk. Alternatively, you can join up with the Inchree Forest Walks and easily while away a whole day exploring the winding trails and logging roads around the Glen Righ and Corrychurrachan forest area.

The 2.5km Waterfall Walk takes about 40 minutes so if you’ve youngish ones or are tight on time but still want to tick off this stunning site, this is the route for you. It’s signposted with white waymarkings. After you’ve viewed the waterfalls you can either double back the way you came or carry on to complete the circuit, although this follows the route and is a little less scenic.

The Wade’s Road Trail is signposted with red waymarkers. It’s a longer and more strenuous walk taking around 1 hour and 20 minutes to walk the 4km. This walk partially follows the route of the 18th century military road that was constructed following the Jacobite rebellion in 1715. It’s named after General Wade who was initially put in part of the road-building project, undertaken to aid rapid movement of troops from nearby garrisons in case of future rebellions.

Alternatively, for an even longer walk, follow the An Drochaid Circuit. Coming in at around 2 hours and 6km, it takes you through some stunning scenery, including woodland, leafy glades and an incredible dry gorge.

Good to know

  • There is an interpretation board at the start of the walk so you can plan your route.
  • You’ll find several benches and picnic tables along the way so you can stop to admire the scenery or enjoy a bite to eat.
  • The sunsets over Loch Linnhe from the waterfall walk can be amazing, but if you plan to try and snap one we recommend trying to catch one on your way back down to avoid being out there in the dark, particularly if you have young ones with you. Sunset-seekers should take torches just in case.
  • If you prefer to get stuck in rather than hike past, canyoning and gorge walking sessions can be booked through Vertical Descents.
  • As well as the red squirrel viewing point near the carpark, the whole area is a great location for spotting Scottish wildlife. When you’re looking down at the waterfall pools, keep your eyes peeled for a brown bird with a white breast skimming across the surface. These birds are called Dippers and they’re UK conservation status Amber.
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