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Divach Falls

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  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

About

A gentle, atmospheric stroll through oakwoods to a magnificent waterfall

It’s a short, fairly easy stroll through atmospheric oakwoods to a viewing platform overlooking the dramatic cascade. The water tumbles 100 feet to the Divach Burn, before flowing out into Urquhart Bay on Loch Ness. This is a tranquil and picturesque spot for a picnic, and the woods are full of wildlife.Take a look at our guide mapto explore Divach Falls and other forests in this stunning area.

Guide Map to the Great Glen (PDF 7MB)

Activities

Walk to the falls

Allow about half an hour to walk down to the falls and back, along an obvious but unmarked earth path. This quiet, largely undisturbed area is a haven for wildlife and, in spring, listen to birds singing amongst the ancient oaks.

The Great Glen Way

Nearby Drumnadrochit is in the heart of the Great Glen. A great way to explore the glen is on the Great Glen Way, which stretches 79 miles (127km) between Fort William and Inverness. It’s a rewarding walk or cycle, mainly following towpaths and woodland tracks. You can also travel the glen by boat, canoe or kayak.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Viewpoint
Viewpoint

You’ll find parking, toilets and places to eat, drink and shop in the village of Drumnadrochit.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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Getting here

Divach Falls is about 2 miles (3 km) south of Drumnadrochit, at the end of an unclassified road.

Look for a turning off the A82 on the south side of the village, called Balmacaan Road and signposted to Balmacaan and Divach. Follow this road for about ½ mile (800 metres), then keep right onto a single-track road. After another mile climbing, turn right and look for the small car park area on your right.

Using SatNav?

Nearest postcode: IV63 6XW

Public transport

The bus service between Inverness and Fort Augustus stops at Drumnadrochit. You’ll find details at Traveline Scotland.

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Nearby forests

Man looks down from hill top at Craigie Forest, over valley towards Loch Ness

Spectacular views over Urquhart Bay from the crag named after a Viking Prince

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Walking
Walking
Wildlife hide
Wildlife hide
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Distance from 'Divach Falls': 1.10 miles
Three young boy cyclists sit on wooden bench high up in Balnain, with views overlooking Loch Ness and hills beyond

Find peace off the beaten track near Loch Ness

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Distance from 'Divach Falls': 2.13 miles
View over Loch Ness and hills beyond from Change House, with broadleaf trees with red berries in the foreground

Peaceful picnic spot on Loch Ness' south shore with views over Urquhart Castle

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Divach Falls': 2.25 miles

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