Divach Falls from Drumnadrochit

A circular walk through ancient woodlands and along pretty single track roads to reach the spectacular Divach Falls

Technical sheet
No. 26232894
A Highland walk posted on 30/08/22 by Gillian's Walks. Update : 22/09/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h35[?]
Distance Distance : 7.47km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 156m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 148m
Highest point Highest point : 151m
Lowest point Lowest point : 30m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Highland
Starting point Starting point : N 57.33543° / W 4.480058°
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Road to Divach Falls

Description

(D/A) From Drumnadrochit Tourist Information car park, head right (South) along the A82.

Take the first right (West) onto Pitkerrald Road. You will be following way markers for the Affric Kintail Way at first.

(1) Turn left (South West) at a fork 200m along. The road soon becomes a rougher track and enters Craigmonie Woods.

(2) Stay on this main track through the woods for almost 1km until emerging at some houses. Turn right (South West) to walk along the edge of the residential area - signposted ‘Balmacaan Walk’.

(3) After 140m, at a fork, keep right (West).

(4) At the end of this track turn left (East) to follow the blue and white way markers to a gate.

Go through the gate then turn right (South West) and follow this track as it zig zags down to a single track road.

(5) Turn right (South West) onto the road - signposted ‘Dhivach’ on a 3-way directional post.

Stay on the road for 1.5km as it crosses the River Coiltie and winds it’s way steadily uphill to Divach Falls car park.

(6) Go through the gate in the car park, as directed by the signpost 'Dhivach Falls 300m'.

(7) Follow the pleasant woodland path down to the waterfall viewpoint.

Retrace your steps to the car park then back down the single track road to the 3-way directional post (5). This time continue ahead (North East) in the direction of Drumnadrochit.

(8) Stay on this residential street - Balmacaan Road - for 1.3km to reach the A82.

Turn left (North West) and walk along the roadside pavement to return to Drumnadrochit Tourist Information car park (D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 31m - Drumnadrochit Tourist Information car park
1 : km 0.58 - alt. 45m - Fork
2 : km 1.66 - alt. 74m - Signpost ‘Balmacaan Walk’
3 : km 1.79 - alt. 84m - Fork
4 : km 2.25 - alt. 92m - Gate
5 : km 2.5 - alt. 85m - 3-way directional post
6 : km 3.71 - alt. 151m - Gate at Divach Falls car park
7 : km 3.94 - alt. 144m - Divach Falls viewpoint
8 : km 6.82 - alt. 39m - Junction with A82
D/A : km 7.47 - alt. 30m - Drumnadrochit Tourist Information car park

Useful Information

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Transport

  • Extensive car parking at Drumnadrochit Tourist Information, A82 (IV63 6TX)
  • There is also a bus station in Drumnadrochit with frequent buses from Inverness

Terrain
A mixture of surfaced roads and woodland trails. Some gentle ascent and descent.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

  • Drumnadrochit - places to eat, shops, accommodation, public toilets, bus station
  • Drumnadrochit Tourist Information office
  • The Affric Kintail Way - long distance hiking route also starts in Drumnadrochit
  • Craigmonie Woods
  • Divach Falls
  • City of Inverness - near by

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