Falls of Edinample

[Falls of Edinample]

This idyllic and impressive waterfall is less than a hundred metres from the road along the south side of Loch Earn, but being completely unsigned and hidden from view, it's missed by most passing cars. The parking arrangements are slightly unfriendly but the road widens immediately to the east of the bridge over the Burn of Ample, so there should be ample plenty of space to leave a single car without blocking the passing place. After picking your way down to the base of the falls, the only thing sharing your view of the sixty-foot cascade is Edinample Castle: a fairytale (private) tower house built in the sixteenth century and restored in recent decades.

[Edinample Castle, seen from the base of the falls]

Name: Falls of Edinample ★☆☆
Location: By minor road over the Burn of Ample, a mile south-east of Lochearnhead, G.R.: NN 602225 / flips curls those
Anything else? From the road, stubby red posts lead the way down the east side of the river (but set back from the water course), the faint path descending steeply through trees and soon curling left to the bottom of the falls. You can also visit the top of the falls (beware: cliffs) by following the burn more closely. August 2017: Construction work is taking place next to the falls, blocking access at least for the time being.

[Road bridge over the Burn of Ample]

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