Walk: Dalcairnie Linn (other spellings available)

East Ayrshire | Dalmellington | Short walk | ★★★

[Dalcairnie Linn]

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 is deserving of your time.

[Dalcairnie Linn]

📌 Walk: Dalcairnie Linn (other spellings available) ★★★
Start / finish at Dalcairney Farm, near minor road end a mile southwest of Dalmellington, G.R.: NS 467045 ///look.crossings.activity. Parking space for one small car only at start, on corner where path leaves the road. More space further back along the road.

▶ <1 km / <1 mi | ▲ 30 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Dalcairnie Linn
Terrain: Grassy path to falls, overgrown at times, with two footbridges over the burn. Then good track for return.

Route & map

Start - Dalcairnie Linn (via river bank path) - start (via track). Clockwise circuit.


Route credit: Scotland Off the Beaten Track

On our visit

Wildlife: A few woodland birds and plenty of slugs enjoying the wet ground.
Weather: Cloudy but dry after some earlier drizzle.

Also on this walk

📌 Dalcairnie Linn ★★★
1 mi southwest of Dalmellington, G.R.: NS 466042 ///arrive.coil.brisk
Always open | Free

💬 Quickest access to the waterfall on its own is still by the walk route described above.

[Lower fall on Dalcairnie Burn]

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