Walk: Underground, overground, Acharn amble

Perth & Kinross | Acharn | Short walk | ★★★

[Falls of Acharn after a dry period]

The unique feature of these potentially spectacular cascades on the south side of Loch Tay is the dark passage through a Victorian hermit's cave required to reach the amphitheatre-like viewpoint. By "potentially" we mean "depending on the weather": despite their 80-foot stature, the waterfalls are fed by a rather small burn, so a spell of wet weather is required to see them at their best.

[Upper falls]

📌 Walk: Underground, overground, Acharn amble ★★★
Start / finish on minor road (street parking), Acharn village centre, G.R.: NN 755438 ///stag.working.market

▶ 2 km / 1 mi | ▲ 140 m | ⌚ Short | Moderate
Features: Falls of Acharn
Terrain: Steep track for ascent with detour on a path through the cave to the falls. Rougher path for descent.

Route & map

Start - Falls of Acharn via west bank & Hermit's Cave - cross Acharn Burn above falls - return by east bank

Route credit: Walkhighlands
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On our visit

Wildlife: Solitary red squirrel in the forest; small birds.
Weather: Showery and cool with fresh snow on hills.

Also on this walk

📌 Falls of Acharn ★★★
Access from minor road in Acharn village centre, G.R.: NN 757432 ///tooth.maps.pickup
Always open | Free

💬 Quickest access to the falls is a 20-min (each way), steep uphill walk by the outward route given above.


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