Walk: The flashy falls of Beinglas
If you've attempted the sodden hill path to Beinn Chabhair, you'll know there's a lot of water up there. Well, it has to go somewhere: specifically, into the Ben Glas Burn. This cascades into Glen Falloch above Invernarnan, and after heavy rain the white curtain of Beinglas Falls can clearly be seen billowing out from the hillside above the A82. Cross the burn at Beinglas Farm (using the footbridge on the West Highland Way) and follow the steep trail up the south bank for the best view of the drop. The burn is quite "flashy" in volume: i.e. it responds quickly to heavy rain, but don't bother visiting after dry weather.
|[Drover's Inn at the start: Scotland's oldest pub]|
Name: Walk: The flashy falls of Beinglas ★★★☆☆
Length: 2 km / 1 mile
Ascent: 100 metres
Start / finish: Car park on A82 opposite The Drover's Inn, Inverarnan, G.R.: NN 318184 ///bagpipes.whiplash.pheasants
Route: Car park - Beinglas Farm campsite (skirt southern edge) - cross Ben Glas Burn on West Highland Way - Bein Glas Falls by south bank of burn - return by outward route
Terrain: Clear paths, but rough and steep for last few hundred metres to waterfall.
Wildlife today: Sheep and geese in the fields by the campsite.
Weather today: Mostly cloudy with a rain shower on the way back down. About 12ºC.
|[River Falloch at Beinglas Farm]|
Route credit: Scotland off the beaten track
|[Ben Glas Burn]|
|[View across Glen Falloch]|
|[View north from the approach to the falls]|