Walk: Frustrating Falls of Barvick
|[Footbridge above the falls]|
We first noticed the Falls of Barvick on the day we first climbed Ben Chonzie. The falls are marked on OS maps near the road up to Loch Turret Reservoir, with a clustering of contours promising great things. But in reality this is a site for purists only. There are undoubtedly some impressive single drops somewhere amongst the greenery, but thick vegetation and steep ground severely limit the views. If you're still interested, paths (with somewhat superfluous "Caution! Steep ground!" signs which involve traversing steep ground to reach in the first place) up both banks join at the top to form an elongated circuit - wait until the vegetation is low and there's been recent heavy rain to make the effort worth it.
|[One of the falls seen from the west bank path]|
Name: Walk: Frustrating Falls of Barvick ★★☆☆☆
Length: 1 km / <1 mile
Ascent: 100 metres
Points of interest: Falls of Barvick
Start / finish: Car park on minor road between Glenturret Distillery and Loch Turret Reservoir, G.R.: NN 849243 / cherry pizzeria asked
Route: Car park & road bridge over burn - ascend west bank - footbridge at NN 850249 / tone cubic friend - descend east bank - start.
Terrain: Narrow, rough footpath, very steep in places.
Wildlife today: Sheep in adjacent fields.
Weather today: Sunshine and variable cloud.
|[Barvick Burn near the start]|
Route credit: Scotland off the beaten track