A breathtaking waterfall in some of Scotland's wildest countryside
Experience one of the highest and most isolated waterfalls in Britain.
Getting to and from the Falls of Glomach involves a 12 mile hike – but it’s worth it.
Explore further – the Falls border our photogenic Kintail & Morvich estate.
See spectacular Highland views and wildlife along the way.
Venture into this far-flung Highland landscape to stand before one of the highest waterfalls in Britain – 113m of beautiful, crashing, crystal-clear water.
Tumbling down a steep narrow cleft in a remote corner of the Highlands, the Falls of Glomach can only be reached on foot. It’s a 6 hour hike there and back, making the journey a truly isolating and bewitching experience. Their name comes from the Gaelic glòmach, meaning hazy, an apt description as the thundering water is often shrouded in moody mist.
Look out for wildlife including golden eagles, golden plover, herds of red deer and wild goats.
The Falls of Glomach can be visited all year round.
Car parking is available at Kintail Ranger Office at Morvich Farm, where there are display panels providing information on the adjoining properties of the Falls of Glomach and Kintail & Morvich.
The walk to the Falls is a great adventure – although it is probably unsuitable for children under 8 years old. Suitable hillwalking boots and waterproof clothing are strongly advised.
More experienced walkers might want to take the route along Glen Elchaig, a 7 mile hike taking approximately 8 hours (leave the car at the Ling Bridge by Loch Long).
In the summer months, there are ranger-led walks to the Falls, which can be arranged by contacting the Kintail Ranger Office. These walks include transport by Land Rover for part of the way but a good level of fitness is required as you will still have to walk a considerable distance. It is important to make sure you are properly equipped with suitable hillwalking boots, waterproof clothing and a packed lunch.
The Falls of Glomach are not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. A good level of fitness is required for the 6 hour round trip to the Falls, which follows a path that is subject to continual erosion from the weather and involves considerable uphill stretches.
The Falls of Glomach are 18 miles east of Kyle of Lochalsh.