Thursday, 28 September 2023
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.
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
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.
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.
Nearest postcode: IV63 6XW
The bus service between Inverness and Fort Augustus stops at Drumnadrochit. You’ll find details at Traveline Scotland.
Spectacular views over Urquhart Bay from the crag named after a Viking Prince
Find peace off the beaten track near Loch Ness