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

Eas a' Chual Aluinn
Eas a Chual Aluinn from Loch Beag - - 29980.jpg
The falls from Loch Beag
Eas a' Chual Aluinn is located in Scotland
Eas a' Chual Aluinn
LocationAssynt, Highland, Scotland
Coordinates58°12′19″N 4°55′38″W / 58.20537°N 4.92711°W / 58.20537; -4.92711Coordinates: 58°12′19″N 4°55′38″W / 58.20537°N 4.92711°W / 58.20537; -4.92711
Total height200 m / 658 ft

The waterfall can be reached by a six-mile walk across boggy ground from the road three miles south of Kylesku in Sutherland.[3] In good weather, a boat-trip runs from the slipway by the Kylesku Hotel to Loch Beag, from where the waterfall is visible.

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. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Big adventures on your doorstep - Walk the Cape Wrath Trail". The Guardian. 15 March 2009. Retrieved 30 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Glas Bheinn & Eas a' Chual Aluinn (waterfall)". Walking Britain. Retrieved 28 June 2015.

External linksEdit

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