Top 10 scottish waterfalls
1. Eas a' Chual Aluinn
In the heart of Assynt's rocky landscape is Britain's highest waterfall, Eas a' Chual Aluinn, crashing down over 600ft. The falls are accessible by a two-mile walk across boggy and rough terrain, past pretty lochans and streams. The starting point is the A894 between Kylesku and Lochinver junction near the north end of Loch na Gainmhich.
2. Steall Waterfall
This spectacular waterfall is situated in Glen Nevis near Fort William. It is Britain's second highest, with a single drop of 400ft, and can be viewed from the path that runs through the Nevis Gorge. The short hike through the beautiful Himalayan-like Glen Nevis is an easy one, and will lead you to a wire-rope bridge, where you can see the stunning falls.
3. Falls of Glomach
These falls are found in Ross-shire, and are not easily reached on foot, requiring a 17.5km hike from Morvich, through remote and wild countryside to reach the secluded gorge, where the waterfall descends thunderously in the desolate silence.
4. Falls of Foyers
A short but spectacular 4.5km walk leads to these falls to the south of Loch Ness, crashing some 140ft into the River Foyers.
5. Falls of Clyde (Corra Linn)
The Falls of Clyde are made up of Bonnington Linn, Corra Linn, Dundaff Linn, and the lower falls of Stonebyres Linn. The most impressive of these is Corra Linn, with a fall of 90ft. A fantastic short walk along the Clyde allows you to take in beautiful surroundings before reaching the viewing platform by the falls, which were immortalised by Wordsworth as 'the Clyde's most majestic daughter'.
6. Falls of Bruar
These falls are easily accessible from the House of Bruar on the A9 and consist of two large falls and a number of smaller drops. A very short walk is required to reach the falls as they tumble through Glen Garry. The narrow gorge means that the falls are most impressive after heavy rain.
7. Eas Mor, Skye?
This requires a tricky walk, not for the faint-hearted, as the first leg demands a 550-metre ascent. However, it is well worth the effort as you trek through stunning scenery, passing Coire Lagan Lochan and the Black Cuillin Mountains, before arriving at the spectacular Eas Mor waterfall.
The remote Huisgill Burn plunges over a cliff into a deep ravine, with a backdrop that is second to one. The starting point is Glen Brittle on the Isle of Skye.
8. Rogie Falls
A series of waterfalls on the Blackwater River in Ross-shire. Situated only 2km from Contin they are a popular tourist attraction, with a viewing bridge offering intimacy with the tumbling water. The waters flow from Loch Garve, and continue downstream to the Cromarty Firth.
It is a beautiful spot, and there is the chance to see salmon attempting to ascend the falls.
9. Grey Mare's Tail Falls
In southern Scotland, the waters of the Tail Burn drop 200ft over Grey Mare's Tail, before cascading into the Moffat water. This dramatic waterfall is the centrepiece of the Moffat Water Valley, with the area hosting rare upland plants, peregrines, feral goats and mountain hares.
10. Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls of Measach
Corrieshalloch Gorge shows the formidable force of nature as the River Droma cuts its way through the box-canyon. The river plunges 150ft over the Falls of Measach. A vertiginous viewing bridge will test your head for heights while the water surges many metres below.