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Our visitor centres are currently closed. Our trails for walking and biking, as well as toilets and car parks, remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.

Glen Righ

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COVID-19 update

All FLS visitor centres are currently closed. Walking and mountain bike trails remain open, as do most toilets and car parks, but do check below for local updates for closures.

We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

Latest forest information

The Wade's Road Trail is expected to be closed until March/April due to emergency tree felling work. A map of the affected path can be downloaded here:

The work will involve felling areas of larch trees infected with the disease Phytophthora ramorum. While the disease does not affect humans, it can be spread by footwear, bikes and dogs' paws. Please follow our Keep it clean advice and help protect Scotland's forests.

Eight mighty waterfalls and wide loch views

There’s a fine series of eight waterfalls here, and from May to June you can find bluebells carpeting the woodland. Just by the car park you can sit and watch red squirrels bustling among the trees, while further up the hill there are great views over Loch Linnhe.

Map of trails at Glen Righ (PDF 1.1MB)

Forests around Fort William Guide Map (PDF 6.8MB)

Walking trails

Walking

Waterfall Trail

Climb up beside the Abhainn Righ gorge to the remarkable Inchree Falls and look out across Loch Linnhe.

Uneven gravel surface. One long steep slope with some rocky steps. Occasional rocky section and exposed tree roots. Includes two bridges.

Strenuous trail grade icon
1 ¼ miles / 2.0 km

Allow
1 hour

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The Abhainn Righ cascades down the hill in a series of steps, forming eight mighty waterfalls: they’re particularly impressive after heavy rain.

Walking

Wade's Road Trail (closed)

A trail notice is in effect

The Wade's Road Trail is expected to be closed until March/April as we remove trees infected with the disease Phytophthora ramorum.

Follow the route of an 18th century military road through the shady larch forest. You’re rewarded with great Atlantic views from the open hillside above.

Long steep slopes for 400m. Uneven gravel surface, with some exposed tree roots and rocky sections. Includes two bridges.

Strenuous trail grade icon
2 ¼ miles / 3.6 km

Allow
1½ hours

More information

You’ll be following in the footsteps of 18th century soldiers along this trail: it follows part of the network of roads built to control the Highlands after the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715. They’re named after General Wade, who directed the project – this road was actually built by his successor, General Caulfield.

Facilities & access

Parking
Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area

The nearest public toilets are at the Corran Ferry

Getting here

Turn off the A82 between Fort William and Ballachulish into Inchree village, ½ mile south of Corran Ferry. The car park is at the end of the public road.

Using SatNav?

PH33 6SG is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses heading south from Fort William stop at the road end on the A82, a 15 minute walk along a quiet road from the forest. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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