Walk: Falls of Bruar - cascades & caviar

Perth & Kinross | Bruar | Short walk | ★★★★

[Falls of Bruar]

The Falls of Bruar are a series of exceptionally picturesque waterfalls cutting a gorge above the upmarket House of Bruar shopping complex on the A9. The path to the main viewpoint for the falls - next to an arched bridge - is understandably very popular, but fewer tourists continue to the upper gorge, where a second bridge permits a loop to be made. Recent deforestation has marred some of the views a little, but the water-sculpted plunge pools, cliffs and potholes are still full of character, with the waterfalls themselves most impressive after heavy rain. Treat yourself to some fine Scottish produce at the finish - even the chippy sells lobster.

[View upstream from the lower bridge]

📌 Walk: Falls of Bruar - cascades & caviar ★★★★
Start / finish at House of Bruar car park, just off A9 at Bruar, G.R.: NN 822660 ///life.tastes.spend

▶ 2 km / 1 mi | ▲ 150 m | ⌚ Short | Moderate
Features: House of Bruar; Falls of Bruar
Terrain: Good paths with gentle ascent to first bridge, steeper for upper section with unprotected drops.

Route & map

Car park & House of Bruar - Falls of Bruar (lower bridge) - upper bridge by west bank - return to lower bridge by east bank - start


Route credit: Scotland Off the Beaten Track

On our visit

Wildlife: Grey wagtails, a vole.
Weather: Sunny intervals with a heavy shower near the end, temperature in mid teens.

Also on this walk

📌 Falls of Bruar ★★★★
On the Bruar Water above House of Bruar, G.R.: NN 819664 ///create.tripling.foam
Always open | Free

Anything else? The series of falls extend above and below the locaton above, with the best views gained by following the route described above.

Chronological photo guide

[House of Bruar]

[House of Bruar]

[Lower path]

[Lower bridge & falls]

[Arch in the lower gorge]

[View upstream from the lower bridge]

[Lower bridge]

[Upper path]

[Upper bridge]

[Upper gorge]

[Upper gorge]

[Return path]

[Upper gorge]

[Upper gorge]

[Upper gorge]

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