Eas a' Chual Aluinn

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Eas a' Chual Aluinn
Eas a Chual Aluinn from Loch Beag - geograph.org.uk - 29980.jpg
The falls from Loch Beag
Location Assynt, Highland, Scotland
Type Tiered
Total height 200 m / 658 ft

Eas a' Chual Aluinn (grid reference NC281278) in the parish of Assynt, Sutherland, Highland, Scotland, is Britain's highest waterfall [1] with a sheer drop of 658 ft (200 m). When in full flow it is over three times higher than Niagara Falls.[2]

The waterfall can be reached by a six-mile walk across boggy ground from the road three miles south of Kylesku in Sutherland. In good weather, a boat-trip runs from the slipway by the Kylesku Hotel to Loch Beag, from where the waterfall is visible. The same boat also runs trips to Kerrachar Gardens at the other end of the loch.

The name is a corruption of Scottish Gaelic "Eas a' Chùil Àlainn", ("waterfall of the beautiful tresses").


  1. ^ 'Walk of the week: Eas A' Chual Aluinn, Sutherland' , Scotland on Sunday, 18 May 2008 (accessed 30 Aug 2010)
  2. ^ 'Big adventures on your doorstep - Walk the Cape Wrath Trail' , The Guardian/Observer, 15 March 2009 (accessed 30 Aug 2010)

Coordinates: 58°12′19″N 4°55′38″W / 58.20537°N 4.92711°W / 58.20537; -4.92711

External links[edit]

  • [1] A panorama view of Eas a' Chual Aluinn