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Pattack Falls

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Updated 19 May:

  • Pattack Falls Path: Following recent path redevelopment works, the path and new viewing area are now open. We ask that visitors take care on the stone steps, which may be slippery when wet. The best view of the river is from the upper section, near the path.
  • Drum an Aird: Those wishing to access Druim an Ard ruins can now follow fingerpost markers, taking advantage of wide forest tracks. Please note we advise this is an 'out and back' route due to the rough underfoot conditions on the circular option. The route is signposted one way only. The distance from Pattack Falls Car Park to the ruins is 2.2km (one way, 4.4km return).

Open water

  • This destination contains areas of open water which can be hazardous if you are not suitably prepared. Follow our water safety advice and take care.

About

A picturesque waterfall hiding in the trees – and a haunting reminder of past lives

A short walk will take you to pretty waterfalls, tumbling through a rocky gorge in the forest. They look particularly good after some wet weather! The other trail here leads through attractive forest to an abandoned township: a reminder of the days when many families lived in small homesteads in the glen.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Ancient monument
Ancient monument

The café and toilets at Laggan Wolftrax are open part-time during the season. There’s a small shop in Laggan village, about 4 miles (6.4 km) away, and a good range of places to eat in Newtonmore.

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

Pattack Falls are on the A86 between Newtonmore and Spean Bridge, about 10 ½ miles (17 km) miles west of Newtonmore and 22 miles (35.2 km) east of Spean Bridge. The car park is at grid reference NN 567 903.

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PH20 1BY is the nearest postcode, a little further west along the A86.

Public transport

Buses between Newtonmore and Spean Bridge pass the forest. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

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0300 067 6100 (option 1)
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