Walk: Cascades on the Caaf - Lynn Spout

[Lynn Spout]

North Ayrshire isn't well known for its dramatic waterfalls, but Lynn Spout is a true gem. It's the highlight of this short but beautiful, wooded circuit just outside Dalry. The route explores both banks of the Caaf Water to reveal a stretch of burn liberally scattered with little cascades and rapids. The best views of the waterfall are from near the base: a short scramble down off the main path. Wear some grippy shoes and catch it after rainfall - that shouldn't be too much of a challenge here in western Scotland.

[Cascades on the Caaf Water just above Lynn Spout]

Name: Walk: Cascades on the Caaf - Lynn Spout ★★★☆
Length: 2 km / 1 mile
Ascent: 30 metres
Points of interest: Lynn Spout
Start / finish: Car park just outside Dalry, G.R.: NS 287486 / washable charted hike

Route: Car park - Lynn Spout via south bank of Caaf Water - Pinnoch Point - return to car park via north bank
Terrain: Clear dirt paths, with two very brief, very muddy spots before the waterfall. See notes on waterfall access above.
Wildlife today: Mallard ducks in the burn.
Weather today: Sunny but with heavy showers in the vicinity, about 5°C.

[Spring has sprung at Lynn Spout]

Route credit: Walkhighlands

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