Walk: Underground, overground, Acharn amble

[Falls of Acharn after a dry period]

The unique feature of these potentially spectacular cascades on the south side of Loch Tay is the dark passage through a Victorian hermit's cave required to reach the amphitheatre-like viewpoint. "Potentially" here means "weather-dependent": the waterfalls are tall (80 feet in total) but it's not a huge river, so wait for a spell of wet weather to see them at their best.

[Upper falls]

Name: Walk: Underground, overground, Acharn amble ★☆☆
Length: 2 km / 1 mile
Ascent: 140 metres
Points of interest: Falls of Acharn
Start / finish: Acharn village centre, G.R.: NN 755438 / stag working market

Route: Start - Falls of Acharn via west bank & Hermit's Cave - cross Acharn Burn above falls - return by east bank
Terrain: Steep track for ascent with detour on a path through the cave to the falls. Rougher path for descent.
Wildlife today: Solitary red squirrel in the forest; small birds.
Weather today: Showery and cool with fresh snow on hills.

Route credit: Walkhighlands

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