Walk: Glen Branter gets good... eventually

Argyll & Bute | Cowal | Short walk | ★★★

[Waterfalls on the Allt Robuic]

High on the steep sides of Glen Branter, occasional glimpses through gaps between trees are just enough to let you know that there's an impressive gorge somewhere down there. Otherwise the thick vegetation keeps vantage points to a minimum, especially in high summer; by the time you reach the head of the valley you might be feeling a little underwhelmed. But be patient: happily the route eventually descends to reach the banks of the Allt Robuic, with an impressive set of waterfalls as the climax.

[Most of the walk is through shady woodland]

📌 Walk: Glen Branter gets good... eventually ★★★
Start / finish at main Glenbranter car park, off A815 at Glenbranter, G.R.: NS 112976 ///alike.riverbed.across

▶ 4 km / 2 mi | ▲ 130 m | ⌚ Short | Easy
Features: Allt Robuic gorge & waterfalls
Terrain: Clear paths and forest tracks, quite hilly at times and with some mud.

Route & map

Car park - Allt Robuic gorge by upper path & red squirrel hide - Glenbranter cottages - start. Route mostly waymarked in yellow, and on map here (no. 4).

Route credit: Forestry and Land Scotland
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On our visit

Wildlife: Small birds in the forest; sheep in fields on the return leg.
Weather: A light rain shower at first then brightening up.

Chronological photo guide

[Woodland path near the start]

[Forestry track near the red squirrel hide]

[Most of the walk is through shady woodland]

[The path traverses the side of the gorge, but views are limited]

[Waterfall by the path]

[Waterfalls on the Allt Robuic]

[Allt Robuic]

[Looking down the Allt Robuic]

[Owl sculpture]


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