Pattack Falls forest notice
We hope you’ve been enjoying the walking trails at your nearby forests during lockdown. As Scottish Government COVID-19 restrictions ease, we look forward to welcoming you back more fully, and are working hard to reopen our facilities as soon as safely possible.
At this location:
- The car park is closed.
Forestry work is currently taking place in Strathmashie. Vehicles will be using local forest roads during this time, so please take extra care.
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.
Pattack Falls Trail
A short hilly route, winding up the side of the river Pattack, with spectacular viewing platforms over the falls, tumbling into black pools.
A firm narrow path, with rocky and rooted sections. Uneven stone and wood steps and narrow bridges. Fairly steep throughout, with some short steep slopes.
Allow ½ hours
Pattack Falls had a brief moment of fame when it was used as a location in the popular TV series Monarch of the Glen.
Facilities & access
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.
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.
PH20 1BY is the nearest postcode, a little further west along the A86.
Buses between Newtonmore and Spean Bridge pass the forest. Check Traveline Scotland for details.
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