Walk: Dog Falls - more than you can shake a stick at
|[River Affric upstream of Dog Falls]|
Dog Falls (woof!) is the first major tourist destination on the minor roads west of Cannich. The waterfalls are pretty but it's the overall setting which makes this spot special. The Forestry Commission have three waymarked trails here, but in reality all are unmissable, and can be easily combined to form a circuit culminating in an surprise view into the amazing upper reaches of Glen Affric. One of the most beautiful parts of one of the world's most beautiful glens... so not to be missed, but pick a day when the summits are clear of cloud.
|[Fresh, late-May snow on the Munros, seen from the high point of the walk]|
Name: Walk: Dog Falls - more than you can shake a stick at ★★★★☆
Length: 6 km / 4 miles
Ascent: 250 metres
Points of interest: Dog Falls; Coire Loch; viewpoint for upper Glen Affric
Start / finish: Dog Falls car park, G.R.: NH 283283 / legs aquatics awaiting
Anything else? Car park has a charge but tickets are usable at all Forestry Commission car parks.
Route: Car park - Dog Falls - Coire Loch via yellow route - viewpoint via yellow, red then white routes - car park. For more info, see here.
Terrain: Narrow and rocky paths at first, forestry tracks later on.
Wildlife today: Woodland birds, little grebe (probably) on Coire Loch.
Weather today: Sunny intervals with occasional heavy showers. 6°C at start, warming up.
|[The middle of the route winds through beautiful forest]|
Route credit: Walkhighlands