Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Steale Falls - Fort William, Scotland

Steale Falls was one of the last hikes we went on while we were in Scotland. It was located very near Fort William. We were able to find the hiking spot from the site. If you are going to be hiking in Scotland, I highly advise you become a member of that site!

It was a rainy, drizzly day (Scotland!) but it was perfect for hiking. It drizzled on and off, but the thick canopy of the trees kept up pretty dry. It was about a 2 mile hike to the falls on a windy, slippery path. The sign pictured here is no joke! I could see how easily one could slip on the rocks and fall very far to the canyon floor. Luckily, we were sure footed.

Once you climb up the windy path, it opens up to a valley where Steale Falls can be seen very easily along the way. The river had that Scottish burn color, the dark whiskey brown. I took a moment to eat my shortbread and drink my scotch while Aaron walked in the river. It was such a pleasant hike! Very easy to get to with absolutely breathtaking views. 

Fun Fact: Steale Falls was actually featured in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Scotland was a filming locale for many of the Harry Potter movies.

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