Glen Nevis Forest and Riverside Walk

Glen Nevis Forest and Riverside Walk

Glen Nevis Forest and Riverside Walk

On leaving the visitor centre car park, cross the road and walk to the end of the field. Turn onto the path signposted "West Highland Way" and continue on this until you meet the forestry road. Turn left and follow the forestry road until the fork and then continue on the lower road.

After about 3km you will come to the end of the forest road at Achriabhach. As you come onto the Glen Nevis road again turn right and this will take you to the bridge over the lower falls. The area to the right was the location for the village in the movie, Rob Roy. The Lower Falls were used in a scene at the end of the film where Rob Roy attempted an escape.

Cross the bridge and continue up towards the sheep fank (sheep pen). The path then continues around to the left until you come to the stone cottages. After this the path becomes a trodden route which can at times be very wet underfoot.

About 2km down this side of the river is an area sheltered by large beech trees. This is the old burial ground known as Ach-nan-Con (Field of the Dogs). This was the original graveyard of the Camerons of Glen Nevis.

About 0.5km further along, on the opposite side of the river, is a grassy area with a small rounded hill. This was the area used for the village scenes during the filming of the movie, Braveheart. The garrison fort in the film was situated on top of the hillock.

Another 1.5km brings you to the bridge at the Youth Hostel where you can see the path going steeply up the hill to join the Ben Nevis Mountain Track. Continue along the riverside path until you come to the bridge that takes you back across the river to the visitor centre car park.

Glen Nevis Forest and River Walk
Glen Nevis Forest and River Walk - Map by Highland Council