Walk: Dalcairnie Linn (other spellings available)
If parking was easier, Dalcairnie (/ Dalcairney) Linn (/ Falls) would be better known, whatever you wanted to call it. A slightly overgrown path also does no favours to its popularity, but for now a circular exploration is still straightforward enough. If you're passing through Dalmellington towards the Galloway heartlands, the waterfall and leafy amphitheatre setting are deserving of your time.
Name: Walk: Dalcairnie Linn (other spellings available) ★★★☆☆
Length: <1 km / <1 mile
Ascent: 30 metres
Points of interest: Dalcairnie Linn
Start / finish: Near minor road end at Dalcairney Farm, G.R.: NS 467045 / look crossings activity
Anything else? Parking space for only one small car at start, on corner where path leaves the road. More space further back on access road.
Route: Start - Dalcairnie Linn (via river bank path) - start (via track). Clockwise circuit.
Terrain: Grassy path to falls, overgrown at times, with two footbridges over the burn. Then good track for return.
Wildlife today: A few woodland birds and plenty of slugs enjoying the wet ground.
Weather today: Cloudy but dry after some earlier drizzle.
|[Lower fall on Dalcairnie Burn]|
Route credit: Scotland off the beaten track