Walk: Frustrating Falls of Barvick

Perth & Kinross | Crieff | Short walk | ★★

[Footbridge above the falls]

We first noticed the Falls of Barvick on the day we first climbed Ben Chonzie. The falls are marked on Ordnance Survey 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 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]

📌 Walk: Frustrating Falls of Barvick ★★
Start / finish at car park on minor road between Glenturret Distillery and Loch Turret Reservoir, 2 mi north of Crieff, G.R.: NN 849243 ///cherry.pizzeria.asked

▶ 1 km / <1 mi | ▲ 100 m | ⌚ Short | Moderate
Features: Falls of Barvick
Terrain: Rough and narrow footpath, very steep in places.

Route & map

Car park & road bridge over burn - ascend west bank - footbridge at G.R.: NN 850249 ///tone.cubic.friend - descend east bank - start

Route credit: Scotland Off the Beaten Track
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On our visit

Wildlife: Sheep in adjacent fields.
Weather: Sunshine and variable cloud.

[Barvick Burn near the start]


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