Invergarry Waterfall Walk

A walk of 1.5 - 2hrs, following the River Garry and then up through superb mature forests to an impressive waterfall.

 

Great walks can be enjoyed along the stunning River Garry and in the surrounding ancient woodlands in our local village of Invergarry. The waterfall walk is particularly breath-taking. 

 

From the cabin drive east along the lockside road towards Invergarry, then turn right onto the A87 towards Invergarry. After 3miles on the A87, look out for a right turn into the Ciste Dubh forestry car park (green forestry commission ‘Glengarry’ sign at the roadside) - the car pak is down a track and across a bridge over the River Garry; there is an information board with details about the walk. 

 

The route is waymarked with yellow marker posts; it begins beside the White Bridge on the south bank of the river near the car park entrance, turning onto a path which heads downstream beside the River Garry on the car park side of the bridge. The path continues beside a delightful stretch of the river as it rushes over minor falls and rapids amidst rich mixed woodland.

 

Eventually a barrier is reached (do not cross the dilapidated bridges ahead). Turn right here, following a clear path as it passes a track turning area and then reaches a new footbridge over a tributary - the Allt na Calliche. Do not cross this bridge, instead continuing ahead on the path which follows the Allt na Calliche upstream. A forestry vehicle track is close by the path at several points.

 

Stay on the path as it passes through impressive stands of mature and very tall straight conifers, soon crossing a bridge over a smaller tributary. The path begins to head gently uphill, passing a viewpoint for a minor waterfall. Further on the path reaches another viewing point, this time for a much more impressive waterfall.

 

From the waterfall viewing point turn back into the woods and follow the waymarked path which heads briefly to the right here before bearing left and winding steeply uphill through the woodland to climb above the falls. It ascends stone steps and passes a seat part way up, close to the stream, before eventually emerging on a forestry track. This is the highest point on this walk.

 

Turn left along the forestry track. This heads very gently downhill, and has some open views over the lower Glengarry countryside and to the windfarm on Meall Dubh. Continue on the track as it winds left and right, passing through a gate and high above a house.

 

Shortly after this look out for a marker post for a section of path which descends steeply in zig-zags on the left, taking you down to a road below. Bear slightly left across the road to take the path almost opposite. If you miss the zig-zag path, don’t worry as the track will lead you down to meet the road - if so, turn left here and look out for the path on the right before you reach the house at the end of the road. This path leads down through beech trees and reaches the footbridge over the Allt na Calliche passed near the start of the walk. Cross this and turn right on the far side to rejoin the outward route, soon following it back beside the River Garry to the start.