Walk: Corrimony Falls - beyond the cairn

Highland | Cannich | Short walk | ★★★★

[Corrimony Falls]

Upstream from the popular historic site of Corrimony Chambered Cairn, signposts point the way into the vast Corrimony Nature Reserve. As well as Scottish crossbills, black grouse and golden eagles, this little-visited RSPB reserve also boasts a very impressive waterfall on its more accesible eastern fringe. Access is through the grounds of Corrimony Estate; a mansion house was once the grand centrepiece, but tree-lined avenues and faint earthworks are the only surviving clues. Look out for Mony's Stone on the return route, which is said to mark the burial place of a Viking raider, son of one of the kings of Denmark - though the stone may originally have been erected much nearer to the waterfall.

[Corrimony Chambered Cairn]

📌 Walk: Corrimony Falls - beyond the cairn ★★★★
Start / finish at car park for Corrimony Chambered Cairn, by minor road 3 mi east of Cannich, G.R.: NH 385303 ///tougher.deeply.height

▶ 5 km / 3 mi | ▲ 120 m | ⌚ Short | Moderate
Features: Corrimony Chambered Cairn; Corrimony Falls; Mony's Stone
Terrain: Mixture of good tracks and slightly overgrown, narrow paths. Steep drops around the falls, and great care needs to be taken to descend to river level here.

Route & map

Car park - Corrimony Chambered Cairn - cross bridge over River Enrick at G.R.: NH 376301 - path along River Enrick - rejoin track - path on left to Corrimony Falls - return to track - Mony's Stone by track - rejoin outward route - start


Route credit: Scotland Off the Beaten Track

On our visit

Wildlife: Grey herons, jackdaws, wrens, dragonflies & butterflies.
Weather: Long sunny spells, temperature in high teens.

Also on this walk

>> Corrimony Chambered Cairn ★★★

📌 Corrimony Falls ★★★
On River Enrick 3 mi east of Cannich, G.R.: NH 373292 ///curly.reinstate.found
Always open | Free

Anything else? Quickest access to the falls is by the route described above.

Chronological photo guide

[Corrimony Chambered Cairn]

[Track towards Grange Farm]

[Path along the River Enrick]

[View back down the track on the middle section]

[Look out for this path junction for the way down to the falls]

[Path down to the falls]

[Corrimony Falls from the main viewpoint]

[Old bridge]

[Corrimony Falls from river level]

[Mony's Stone & avenue to the old estate house]

[Mony's Stone]

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