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Victoria Falls

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COVID-19 update

Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

About

Wander through the trees and marvel at Victoria Falls

From the car park there are wonderful views over Loch Maree, and you can follow the short path to the viewing area to see the falls. They’re named after Queen Victoria, who visited in 1877.

The water tumbling down the falls comes from Beinn Eighe, the impressive bulk of mountain to the south of the loch. It’s a National Nature Reserve, and well worth exploring to see the ancient Caledonian Pinewood and mountain environment.

Victoria Falls route card (PDF)

Activities

Explore and discover

Follow the short, wide, firm surfaced path along to discover veiled views of the waterfall from the viewing area. The route continues along a steeper path upstream, with more views of the falls and over Loch Maree, before looping back to the car park.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Picnic area
Picnic area

Life's essentials

The nearest places to eat are in Kinlochewe or Gairloch.

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

From Kinlochewe head north on the A832 for about 10 miles (16 km). The car park is signposted on your left, at grid reference NG 893 712.

Using SatNav?

IV22 2HW is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

Buses to Gairloch pass Victoria Falls. Check Traveline Scotland for details.

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