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Most of our visitor centres, car parks and mountain bike trails are now open. Check what’s open near you before you travel and enjoy your visit safely.

Pattack Falls

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Pattack Falls forest notice

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

Be aware of forestry works in progress:

  • Forestry work is currently taking place in Strathmashie. Vehicles will be using local forest roads during this time, so please take extra care. Note that some waymarkers have been temporarily moved while these works are underway.

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.

Walking trails


Pattack Falls Trail

A trail notice is in effect

Be aware that forestry works are currently underway. Note that underfoot conditions may be affected on this trail. Please follow all on-site signage. Some waymarker posts have been temporarily moved while these works are underway.

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.

½ miles / 0.8 km

½ hours

More information

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.

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.

Using SatNav?

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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